Les Mills Pump Workout: Pump and Shred
I woke up early this morning to attend the final youth football game of my best friend’s son. Afterwards, we spent the rest of the day shopping. I wanted to talk to someone who worked at an athletic shoe store instead of doing research online. I figured it would be a faster way to figure out what type of shoes I needed. I wanted a light weight shoe that was similar to my Vibram FiveFinger KSO’s but with more support. When I did research, I saw that Nike has shoes with a barefoot feel. The first store who had the barefoot Nike’s that I saw was at Lady Foot Locker. I wasn’t sure what the difference was between a running shoe and a cross-trainer and which one is the right one for me. They said I would be looking for a cross-trainer and I tried on the Nike Free TR Fit 2 (5.0). They felt so light and it seemed like they were the shoes I was looking for. I still wanted to shop around so they held it for me. After looking around, I came back later on and bought them.
I wasn’t planning on buying new shoes so soon but I felt like I had to. My foot started hurting even more from walking around the mall. I tried to keep as much pressure off of it by landing on my heel and sitting down whenever I had a chance. When I think back on when it started hurting, I think it’s when I went running while wearing my KSO’s. I’m hoping these new shoes will help prevent anymore injury. I have an off day tomorrow so I am going to resume my 5K training on Monday. But it my foot is still hurting on Monday, I’ll see a doctor.
I went home once we finished shopping so I can finish more homework…on a Saturday night. I knew I shouldn’t have been laying around for the first part of my day yesterday. I worked out to Pump and Shred as soon as I finished my homework. I couldn’t wait to try out my new shoes. I walked around the house with them a little more and they are super comfortable. I felt so “free” and I dug deeper in my squats. I even put the five pound plates back on during my lunges. They were difficult of course but I’m glad I worked through them. These shoes are amazing. They are so flexible and lightweight. I like how I have a little more cushion with them and they breathe better than my KSO’s. I didn’t feel the pain as much throughout my workout. Actually, I barely felt it. As much as I love my KSO’s, I love these even more. They are now the best workouts shoes that I have ever owned.
Like I said, I have an off day from working out tomorrow. I’m looking very forward to going to a pumpkin patch, watching football, and enjoying a day without homework or work. Hope you all enjoy your day tomorrow too!
KIA KAHA…BE STRONG!