Hooray for Vibram FiveFingers, Bikila style! (Say it: VEE-brum.) I've seen them on so many people, have had them recommended to me by a fellow trainer, read about them all over the blogosphere—and now, I own them! (Thanks again, Mom and Dad!) I wore them during my Circuit Sculpt class and I have to say: I am a fan. LOVE THEM! And I'm so looking forward to running with them. I took a 10-minute twirl around the track after my class and it went well. Word on the street is that it takes some time to get used to them as your main running shoes because they completely change your style of running. No more heel striking like in standard shoes. It's all about the forefoot. I did end up feeling some tightness in my Achilles tendon yesterday, which I can probably thank the Vibrams for. Oh, and—they held up pretty well during my class. In fact, I felt myself working slightly harder during lunges because I didn't have the stability I am so used to having in my typical running shoes. These have a lot less support, but that's the point. And so, I'll let you know how I progress.
And now, I give you a brief collage of trip pics. I couldn't possibly put all of them in one post, so you'll probably see more in another post at some point. Why not, right?
Just in case you're bored, I'll stop right there.
Question: Do you have Vibram FiveFingers? If so, how was your transition from regular to barefoot-style running? Any tips? And now I'm wondering if any of my readers have been to Cozumel. Favorite spot on the island?
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