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Exercise can be hazardous to your health
By By Jill Meier
Challenger edior

September 10. 2013 3:49PM
I purchased a new pair of tennis shoes a few weeks back. Excited about the new white shoes with the hot pink accents, I eagerly slid my feet into them and met my friend at the corner for our early morning walk.

“Oh, I love your shoes,” were the first words out of Susie’s mouth that morning.

I did too.

The new shoes, it seems, gave me a little spring in my step and literally made the morning routine a bit brighter.

Then came day two.

Still elated with my new purchase, I plunked my feet into the perky white and hot pink-accented shoes for a second day. And that’s when my love affair with the new shoes went awry. I was about three blocks into my walk when a terrible pain shot into the heel/ankle of my right foot. I figured my sock was bungled up and needed a little readjusting.

But unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. As I pulled my sock off, there to greet me was a blister about the size of a 50-cent piece. There I was, on the side of Sioux Boulevard, with one lame foot. At that point, I could turn around and go home and abandon Susie at the corner, or I could hobble over to the local Casey’s store for an emergency band-aid.

I opted for the latter, and much to my surprise, the emergency medical care sufficed for the rest of our walk that day.

The next day, however, was another story.

The blister made it very painful to walk, and I had to bow out of the morning walk for the next few days, at which time I slipped on my old, comfortable, non-blister-producing tennis shoes. While they’re not as white nor do they boast the hot pink accents like that of my new shoes, the worn tennies offer pure comfort to my feet.

Who would’ve thought that exercise could be hazardous to your health – or at least your heel?

Community organization needs
It’s time to restock the shelves of the Brandon Area Food Pantry with some popular back-to-school needs this month. Those needs include personal hygiene items (i.e. deodorant, bar soap, women’s feminine products, shampoo, crème rinse), bottled juices, peanut butter, jelly, hot chocolate mix, fruit snacks, saltine crackers and Kleenex.

While always appreciated, the Pantry has a large supply of canned goods on hand. Monetary donations are always appreciated.
Before donating, please check the expiration date, as expired food items cannot be distributed.

The BAFP is located at 406 Main Ave., and is open from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To donate to the food pantry or for more information, call 582-7001.
The Brandon Lions Club also wants your aluminum cans. Proceeds from the sale of aluminum funds requests to the Club for vision and hearing impairment needs.
The Lions Club collection shed is located in the Sunshine Foods parking lot.

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