Day 157: Pumping in Hobbit feet
ok…they are not technically Hobbit feet, they are my feet in my new Vibram Five Finger shoes (which should really be called five toe shoes but that is not as alliteratively pleasing)
they are both awesome and really really weird and freaky at the same time… They are going to take some getting used to and I am going to walk in them for a while before I try running! They are designed to simulate being barefoot, without actually being barefoot, so you don’t tear your feet to shreds. In theory they help strengthen your feet and allow you to use your legs properly. Once you get over the fact that you are wearing weird hobbit feet shoes, can see your toes and you feel like you are outside in your socks they are pretty comfy. Although my toes are not used to being separated so Wearing them for short periods at first is in order!
In the spirit of getting used to my new feet, I wore them to Body pump class last night 🙂 which was pretty odd… they kept distracting me!
They were quite good to wear, you definitely got a sense of how your weight was distributed and it made you conscious of how you were standing. They are no good for doing lunges mind you, as you need to have your back leg up on the toes, this was extremely uncomfortable in these shoes…probably because my feet are not used to them and are used to being supported by trainers.
Aside from my weird feet, body pump was pretty standard! I felt more tired this week for no identifiable reason, but I stuck to my increased weights and gave everything a good go so ended up getting a pretty good work out (as is to be expected of body pump) 😀 I am definitely looking forward to the new release of body pump mind you, I like a bit of variety!
So with weights and hobbit feet, day 157 complete 😀