Thursday, July 1, 2010

Vibrams Five Fingers

Long time no... blog? Ha! Well it is summer and life has been very busy! Work, exercise, social life and time for cooking and family.. how I fit it all in I will never know. Sometimes I wish there were just a few more hours in a day.

Everyday when I come home from work I change out of my dressy work clothes into my work-out clothes... this motivates me to get some exercise in some way or another. I have not been stressing over days where I miss a work-out, because life happens and there will always be another time to get in that work out.

I picked up a pair of Vibram Five Fingers from Rodiez's Running Store in West Allis, WI. I have been reading about the "barefoot alternative" and I thought these would be a great option for the shin splints I get from running, and I could use them for walking the pups as well. I was still sore from my intense work out with Jackie Warner so I decided a nice long walk would be a good alternative & not over doing it.
Funny looking little shoes aren't they? They had a pair of Green and White ones that were not as bright and noticable but not in my size so I decided to get these brightly colored Vibrams!

My verdict: I liked them, I didn't run in them but I think they will take a little time to get used to. I feel like my walk was more intense but I guess that would make sense since my feet and legs would be working a little harder and not being so relaxed from the cushion of the tennis shoes.
I have been doing a lot of reading on these shoes and Ashley at edible perspective has a great info page on Vibrams located here.

Check out Lindsay Carron's website she is a truly talented artist.

Delicious dish of the day:

Vegan Refried Pinto and Black Bean Burritos!

It's easy to make vegan refried beans, just subsitute your fat with vegan butter! Warm pinto beans in a pot on the stove add in 1-2 T of vegan butter and mash when warmed. Easy and delicious. I wrapped up the refried beans, rinsed black beans, spinach, tomato and avacado all up in a La Tortilla Factory whole grain wrap.


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