Happy Friday! We’ve been taking it pretty easy this morning. M had to get some shots at the doctor today, but I think I took it worse than he did. He’s pretty much a champ. I bought him a coloring book and a donut because I felt so bad about it all. Sprinkles fix anything in our house, and they might be his favorite thing right now. Speaking of favorites, it’s time for another round of ’em today! (Did I just go overboard on the cheesiness? Probably.)
A few weeks ago, I received a pair of Skechers Women’s Equalizer Oasis shoes from the company in exchange for a little bit of feedback. A blog post wasn’t required, but I definitely ended up liking these enough to chat about them on here. My absolute favorite thing about them is that they are totally different than all of my running shoes. And that’s because they aren’t running shoes. They had to explain that to me because I don’t catch on quickly.
These are a sport sneaker, and I found out they are absolutely perfect for group fitness classes. They are built with Skech-Knit Mesh one piece uppers, shock absorbing and lightweight midsoles, Gel Infused Memory Foam insoles, and flexible rubber traction outsoles. They are built for comfort, and are meant to be used for a ton of movement! I prefer pretty minimalist running shoes, but they don’t offer enough support for me when I’m dancing around in class. The Equalizer Oasis sneakers are the perfect addition to my little shoe collection. I’m glad I finally have a shoe made specifically for my favorite workouts outside of running. It doesn’t hurt that I think they’re really pretty, too.
Speaking of my favorite workouts, I think I have a new one to add to the list: PiYo. I attended a class while I was in Orlando and I’m pretty sure I fell in love. It definitely breaks my heart that there aren’t any classes located close enough to me to be able to go regularly. I guess that means I need to get certified, right?
PiYo is a high-intensity, low-impact workout that blends Pilates and yoga. If you’re like me and “regular” yoga makes you zone out a bit (not in the Zen way), then you’d probably love PiYo. It builds strength, improves flexibility, and makes you sweat more than you ever have in your life. For real, y’all. I was disgusting when I left class. It was awesome. If there is a class near you, I hope you check it out!
Buffalo Wing Goldfish Puffs
While we were on vacation, I snagged a bag of these goldfish from the gas station and my mind was blown.
I wouldn’t say I’m a huge snacker, but these things have me singing a different tune. Hand me ALL the snacks, please. As long as they are puffy and buffalo-flavored. I bought the big grocery-store-sized one when we got home. I’m an addict.
Born to Run
While I was at FitBloggin, the lovely folks at the Health Warrior booth saw me staring at some book they had propped up on the table. After we chatted about chia seeds and running, they let me take Born To Run home with me. They rock for that.
I’ve only just started reading, but I can already tell it’s going to make me want to run longer races at some point in my life. I’m stressing “at some point” because the thought is still overwhelming to me right now.
We finally got a patio built in our backyard and it has totally changed our evenings. I used to hate going outside to play back there because we just had weeds and dirt. Now we have stones and sod.
Basically, it’s a million times nicer and I don’t have to wear shoes out there anymore. Oh, and it’s less likely that I’ll die of a venomous snake bite now. I guarantee you they were lurking in the jungle we used to have.
Question: Do you use different shoes for running, lifting, and group fitness? I used to only have different shoes for different runs (terrain, length, etc) but my new training shoes are a game changer. Lesson totally learned.
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