Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Shoes Like Shizz

Today's Workout:

200 kettlebell swings (100 full ROM + 100 russians, 25# dumb bell)
40 burpees
25 steps walking lunge with leg pulse, holding 25# dumb bell, each hand
25 sumo squats with 25# dumb bell
10 x 3 ground to overhead, 25# dumb bell each hand

35 min Stair-stepper, 210 floors climbed
60 min Spin class

How are we holding up on the Challenges? 
Are these kettle bell swings kicking your ass or what?! Because dayum, they are killing mine! 

I'm getting supa excited for San Antonio Rock and Roll this weekend! I didn't realize just how fast it's coming up. Tomorrow will be a light workout and then rest until race day. I still haven't decided if I'm taking it easy and enjoying my first Rock N Roll, or if I'm going to beat last weeks PR. (1:48) I do know I'm suffering from a bad shoe situation. These puppies are just not working out.

I was super jazzed when I bought them, and the first few long runs in them were alright, but then all the sudden, my CALVES are on fire, anything after 5 miles. They're a pretty minimal running shoe, so I think I need something a little more cushy for the pushy.

I'm thinking about the Saucony Progrid Kinvara 2. I am trying a pair on tomorrow. I have high arches and mid-foot strike. From the reviews, these look like a solid shoe for my foot. I wish Mizuno hadn't effed up the Wave Riders! I wouldn't be having this issue otherwise.

Best running shoes a girl could ask for!

Shoe issues aside, I had a little breakfast for dinner. Doesn't get any better than chocolate protein waffles slathered in berries and sugar-free syrup.

Wish me shoe shopping luck tomorrow. Imma need it.

What shoes do you run in? 
Why do they work for you?
I have high arches and mid-foot/fore-foot strike, so I need something that works with that.

Anyone have any running events coming up this weekend?
I'll be at the San Antonio Rock N Roll, working my 5th half mary.


  1. I don't think you can go wrong with the Kinvaras. I am on my third pair and have done all my runs in them this year including a marathon and a 50K training run. Good luck on finding something that works for you!

  2. Love mizunos! whenever I run in my minimalist shoes my calfs burn! (not a fan of running in them) I also like Kswiss konas for running! check out (good prices!)
    Challenges! Done and done! I also used a #25 KB today for the 200 my lats and mid back are SO sore from the previous WOD. But I did it and thats all that matters! Feels good! Oh and Burps were in the WOD. Loving these challenges!
    Will you post the recipe for the yummy waffles! Chocolate waffles.. sounds right up my alley!

  3. I started wearing the Saucony Progrid Omni 10 this year after the new version of my previous Saucony had just enough changes to not work for me anymore. The Progrid has been great for the right amount of cushion and pronation. Now, if Saucony would just leave the design as is!!

    Good luck and enjoy SA R&R!

    I'm a new follower :)

  4. Hope you love the Kinvaras. It took me a while to adjust to the lower heel drop. I came from Asics Cumulus (11mm+) to the Kinvara (3-4mm). I noticed some calf and Achilles tenderness in making the switch. Otherwise I love love love them. I PR'd in my first race in them and of course it's the shoes! ;)
    I'm doing a 15k on Sunday. My first race since June! Good luck this weekend!