Thursday, July 28, 2011

Not Quite an All Star So I Bought the One Star

Shoe fetishes are something normally left to the ladies but recently I am finding that I have more shoes than Karen.  The only difference is that most of my shoes are not worn on a regular basis.  They are activity specific. Below is a list of the shoes that I own.
  • Running Shoes
  • Yard work shoes
  • Golf shoes
  • Bike shoes
  • Metal baseball cleats
  • Rubber baseball cleats
  • brown dress shoes
  • flat black dress shoes
  • Glossy black Dress Shoes
  •  Jeans Sneakers
  • Shower flip flops
  • Brown leather flip flops
  • and finally the newest addition..lifting shoes (converse one star)
Only one star....not an all star

Previously I had mentioned that I was doing much of my strength exercise barefooted because I felt it was easier to stay on my heel, well that has changed now.  Walking through Target the other day I had noticed some shoes that looked similar to the classic converse all stars, but since they were target they were called converse one stars.  One stars is the perfect name for me, I'm not qualified to be an "all-star" yet.  Regardless of name, they have definitely helped in my lifting (mostly cause it is saving me some socks).  But during the workout yesterday I tried wearing them during a run and I can not believe that basketball players once wore these things.  It felt like I was running with weights on my feet and there was zero support!  So now I know not to wear them during anything that involves a run.


Wed WOD:  15 min AMRAP OHS and run 200 m every time you drop it
I got 80 reps in at 75 pounds.  I need to work on my OHS, my wrists kill while doing it.

Thurs: WOD  3-3-3-3-3 weighted Pull ups.  then 2 min box jumps
I completed the Pull-ups at 5-15-20-25-30 lbs and did 46-24" box jumps in 2 min

Wed marked 100 days since I began CrossFit and I am totally psyched with the results I have seen.  I have a crap ton more work to do, but progress is always being made.  I have to remember that I went from 0 weight training to some fairly vigorous weight training and can't expect to lift a car in a week.  It's only been 3 months!  Let's hope I can keep it going for  the next 12 and see some real improvement!  

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