It's already too late for me, but save yourselves!!! If you have run that hot dog cart for more than an hour, you know what it's like to get a backache. Sore muscles and tired legs are common. I loved it when I set my cart up on the grass because it wasn't near as hard on me as the concrete or asphalt. I wear boots, cowboy boots and after a couple of weeks vending, I had to switch. I went with tennis shoes, you know – normal ole' sneakers.
What a difference that made. Immediately I felt better. Terrence, a vendor in Louisiana wrote me last week about these mats he uses. He told me how they helped with his back pain. He suffers pain from an old injury and was already wearing very good shoes but his back still hurt him daily. He found these anti-fatigue mats and started using one and it made a significant difference.
I went out to the flea market this past weekend and bought one. I found some online as well and the links are just below, but check your flea market first and you may get a great deal.
For as little as $16 you can have a better day – every day. If you can afford it, go ahead and get a good one. Here is an article on how to select a good mat. Click Here
Here's one with a beveled edge to prevent tripping.
If you find a good mat or are already using one that you would recommend, post a link below. The one I bought at the flea market is almost 1 inch thick and feels like jello under my feat. Haven't spent 4 hours on it yet, but I'll let you know.
The radio show last night was a blast. We got an update from two brand new vendors, Dena Hiscock and Darren Culbertson. David Dellatto called in from the road, Stu Dawgs called from Jacksonville, FL and Brian North joined us too. We then had special guests; veteran vendors from Arizona, Jackie and Dee. If you missed the show, you can listen to it now. Click the play button up near the top of the site on the righthand side. Thanks to all those that helped and a special thanks to Rob, my co-host.
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