New FeetPosted: July 18, 2010
I have a new pair of shoes, and I also have a new exercise regimen.
First the shoes…
I finally tracked down a pair of Vibram Five Fingers. I had to order them from a company in Florida because none of the stores I went to had my size or any color I liked. When I get things that are “different” I might as well go big and bold!
Anyway it seriously is like being barefoot. I actually feel the ground around me and every rock I step on makes my foot touch the ground lighter. I did a little running today on the NCR trail, but I took my time and only did about 3 jogs of 500ft. I want to make sure I work my way into them as instructed. It felt good. Different. You have to be aware of every step you get.
My toes are having to deal with not being squished next to each other. They are not happy about it. My pinkie is the worst. You can see my other toes curling towards my big toe. This is something that regular shoes force your toes to do, bah.
As for exercise I have been doing hot vinyasa 2x a week and I love it. It is really challenging and I love what it is doing for my arms!
Basically it comes down to this:
- 2 days bike – ~12mile, ~18miles
- 2 days yoga
- 3 days running – 1 6mile, 2 ~3miles
So far I am enjoying this, and it is working for me!
I am hoping to do a 6k trail run in August, and maybe I will be able to wear my VFF!