Work-out: 50-minute spin class and the stupid sprints hurt my knees, boo. I finished up my workout with 30 minutes of the stair-climber. I was sweating syrup and snickers by the end. I did Jillian Michaels 30 day shred level 2 after school. I was bored and had too much energy. I think I might have ADD. Really.
Food: Glorious plain oatmeal with two apples diced. A spinach salad, a wrap, apple and yogurt. Steamed broccoli and some cheese for a snack… I am craving greens more than anything.
They are not the cure to all of your running problems, but they are amazing. On my last run in my Vibrams I was stopped by a BYU student. He told me he was doing research on marketing 5-finger shoes and wanted to ask me some questions.
The best question he asked was, “So do you wear those to get attention from other people?”
I replied,”Yes, I enjoy people staring at my feet and thinking I am a complete dork.” Heck, if I was looking for attention I would have taken that 90 bucks that I spent on the shoes and bought a short running skirt, top and showered for the first time in 4 days.
One of his other question was, “Since you own Vibrams are you a Vegan and do you only eat Organic?”
Really…. should I send him a link to my chicken and waffles meal yesterday. Where does that correlation come from? Weirdo.
-My knees felt so much better because it changed my foot strike and i started to land my feet under my knees rather than in front of them.
-My feet felt stronger which means less foot fractures. Boom.
-I shaved five minutes off my marathon time. I think this is due to being able to wear a lighter shoe, using a different foot strike and stronger feet.
-Call me high but I love feeling one with running. You feel what you are running on rather than feeling 4 inches of cushioning/air or gel. Pretty sure the Kenyans don’t rely on the latest Mizuno’s, Asic’s or Saucony’s to bust out their crazy fast times.
-You can wash them. Speaking of which mom……
-People make fun of me.
-People think I am a hippie.
-I fell one time running in the rain with them and people made fun of me.
Basically, if you are looking to make friends or have friends in general only wear them on the treadmill in the dark cardio cinema room at the gym.
Advice: START SMALL!! Like really small! Like half of a mile small. If you have any questions shoot me an email.
See you after dinner.