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do you have a skierg?

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Mitchy1nge Thu 25-Sep-14 22:14:36

please tell me why I don't need one!

Pleaseputyourshoeson Thu 25-Sep-14 22:37:43

It looks v v dull?!

Mitchy1nge Thu 25-Sep-14 22:57:34

that's what people say about rowing machines but am addicted to the concept 2

skierg looks like ultimate low impact alternative to doing stuff, and much harder than rowing


Suzannewithaplan Thu 25-Sep-14 23:08:13

hmm, not seen that before, for me I think probably not, but then I dont really have any gaps in my exercise menu.

Interesting idea though and if there was one in the gym I'd certainly have a little go whilst no one was looking (always a bit self conscious trying new things in public blush)

Mitchy1nge Fri 26-Sep-14 08:12:46

it looks AMAZING

but belongs in a gym doesn't it, not in the tiny house of someone who gets bored easily and has to keep changing what she does

Suzannewithaplan Fri 26-Sep-14 11:00:12

at least try it out in a gym before you think about getting one wink

Mitchy1nge Fri 26-Sep-14 12:20:19

you're right

anyway I can't afford it, they're practically £1000, I don't know why I get these ridiculous impulses, I could go to Costa Rica and jog through the rainforest for a few days for that and it would be more fun

Mitchy1nge Fri 26-Sep-14 12:23:11

EG: yoga AND running in Costa Rica shock

Suzannewithaplan Fri 26-Sep-14 12:37:13

nearly a grandshock
surely one could rig up somethong with a couple of bungee cords grin

Mitchy1nge Fri 26-Sep-14 17:25:03

could you please please come and make one for me by fastening my spin bike on the wall and attaching some tension bands to the wheel somehow?

Suzannewithaplan Fri 26-Sep-14 17:31:23

hehe, ok, let me just erm work on some diagrams and make a scaled down version with a cotton reel and 2 elastic bandswink

Mitchy1nge Fri 26-Sep-14 17:35:22

you are so talented!

maybe I could find a gym that has one, I do know a mad fixation when I am in the grip of one but they are difficult to reason myself out of hmm

Pleaseputyourshoeson Fri 26-Sep-14 20:26:01

My craze impulse want is the eliptigo. Looks like so much fun

Suzannewithaplan Fri 26-Sep-14 20:32:53

gosh darn it just get out and run you lilly livered lot hankering after all the fancy equipment grin

Pleaseputyourshoeson Fri 26-Sep-14 20:37:55

I am running but I'm always getting injured so am always trying to find alternatives. I swim and cycle but I like Minge love looking at new things to try. I am a running/training article and kit junkie

Pleaseputyourshoeson Fri 26-Sep-14 20:42:23

Omg that post has gone so wrong! Hahaha! I think I needed a comma in there! I, like Mitchy, (as in similarly to Mitchy not "I like minge" ! omg thanks iPad!) love looking at new things to try ... Right I think I should just stop here!

Mitchy1nge Fri 26-Sep-14 20:43:07

heh 'I like minge' heh heh heh

me too, Achilles disorder, hip disorder but weirdly pain free (probably thanks to all these low impact alternatives like rowing machines!) and preparing for a half marathon at the end of November

so nyah

Suzannewithaplan Fri 26-Sep-14 20:46:28

oh totally agree, variety is key, too much of anyone thing often leads to injury as I have found out time and time again
have you access to a gym Pleaseputyourshoes on, some have some really interesting bits of cardio, I wish my gym had one of these

Suzannewithaplan Fri 26-Sep-14 20:47:30

Freudian slip or what, eh grin

Mitchy1nge Fri 26-Sep-14 21:01:45

that looks fun (not as good as my imaginary skierg though) my gym has nothing like that, if is a bit shit really but has some useful things when I can't do as much running , like the adaptive motion trainer

Pleaseputyourshoeson Fri 26-Sep-14 21:33:09

No my gym is v dull - cross trainer, rower, cycles, eliptical and then mirrors and free weights and weight machines. I just ran my first half last week Mitchy. I have tendonitis in both tibialis anteriors - very persistent.

Mitchy1nge Fri 26-Sep-14 22:35:54

ow sad is that your shins? is it caused by running? Hope physio or something helps, the idea of both legs being equally painful is quite scary

Pleaseputyourshoeson Sun 28-Sep-14 19:06:29

Kind of - inner shin, lower third about three inches of aggro about 2 inches up from the ankle knobbly bit on the inside leg. Just home from Hever Castle - really fab fun event. Can't wait to do it again!

Mitchy1nge Mon 29-Sep-14 10:31:34

do you pronate to some mad degree?

I'm trying to change my running style to help my achilles, based on a brief consultation with dr google, apparently if I can learn to heel strike that might help but is undoubtedly a recipe for yet more injuries hmm

Pleaseputyourshoeson Mon 29-Sep-14 18:48:28

Yep and went to see a running spec. Have to increase leg turnover ie up the cadence, shorten my stride, less forefoot and more mid foot strike. Have heel raises in my shoes as calves tight and ankle range motion isn't what it should be. But I must say after a year or so of aggro with my ankles they seem to be able take a lot more than they could. No soreness after yesterday's 10k and I gave it a real sprint finish so I'm hopeful it's a sign that things are getting better :-) Patience is a real virtue!

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