Waiting for UPS
Cause it seems I ordered more shoes…
January 29 2012
Yes I am late posting…but on the upside of being late I can say…
Happy Birthday Diego!!
The new movement classes on Saturday are such a great addition to the work we are doing in Crossfit. Thanks for bringing this to us coach!
I saw a commercial for Gatorade that really really caught my attention. The new campaign is called “Win from Within”
Interesting campaign….it’s not about the shirt or the zero weight shoes, it’s about what is inside of you… hmmmm shoes. Shoes. Shoes.Shoes….I have recently become obsessed with my feet and how I am outfitting my feet. As much as I hate to admit it, much of this focus on my feet and the equipment for my feet comes from external sources. I listen to folks at the gym, I watch and listen to the throwers in Albuquerque, I read blogs, and I watch videos on you tube of throwers and Crossfit. I have “drunk the kool-aid” when it comes to my feet.
About six months after I started Crossfit, I bought myself my first pair of flat athletic shoes….my trusty Pumas….I also workout in an old ratty pair of converse. When I first started throwing highland athletics, these are the shoes I threw in.
In the Highland games, the flat shoe makes it hard to Throw some events, not enough traction. So, I eventually bought myself a pair of cleats…ha! Me ….cleats. The cleats made a huge difference in some events. In my favorite event, weight over bar, I feel like the cleats anchor me to the turf until I make the decision to explode and release the weight.
Then came one of the most extreme purchases…boot blades…dang, these are kinda sexy…..they hold your feet firmly to the ground when you throw a hammer…I haven’t quite figured out the form yet with the new boots, but I am working on it. The odd thing is, it wasn’t throwing “badly” without boots. So why did I buy them? Did I get them because they are kinda cool? Did I buy them to give me Scottish highland athletic cred? Did I buy them to made me feel like I was a legitimate athlete? I suppose time and practice will give me my answer about the boots.