Come Thursday and/or Friday, I tend to post lighter topics. You know, a few workouts, reviews, maybe a corny Cotter quote here or there. For some reason, I feel more balanced when I do.
So go with me here, ok?
Let’s talk Skora.. or as I joke, what I SKORED.
A few weeks ago, Skora Running sent me a few pairs of their “real” running shoes. When I say “real”, I mean minimal interference and biomechanically correct. Now, I have yet to get into the whole “vibrams” thing so this was new to me. I was skeptical, but I wanted to try them. They did not ask my to blog about this, they did not ask me to review and post, they just asked me to try them out and send feedback. I like that! No pressure. So I did. And you know what? I kinda like them. I like the idea behind them, and I like what the company stands for.In fact, I’ll probably start wearing them more when I workout, run, etc.
At SKORA we view Real Running as running how nature intended – efficient, effective and with ease. As the foot strikes the ground, contact is made in the middle of the foot, not at the heel. Running with a whole-foot gait results in less impact energy and force shock transmitted through the body than compared to the heel strike gait favored by conventional running shoes (built with large amounts of cushioning, support and a thicker heel).
I’ll keep you posted on how my body adjusts! Check out their website if you want to learn more!
Okay next thing. I am still on a KELP kick. I think I’ll back off a wee bit next week to even things out, but for now, I’m using my kelp powder and snacking on kelp noodles. I tried the combo on the left (avocado hummus and sesame seed oil with canned salmon) for lunch the other day. And I put it in wrap with fried egg, cream cheese, chili pepper sauce, and slaw (photo on right). Not too shabby!
And last thing. Wait, I only have three things? Shoot, maybe this should be a three things Thursday? Ha, I’m not that clever.
Where was I? Oh ya, last thing.
If you live near an OLD NAVY, they have workout tanks on sale for $2. I bought three. My favorite is the coral color. Can you tell?
Hey, at least I matched while I taught my Stability Ball Conditioning Class. I felt cool. That’s all that matters.
What’s your Thursday Thing?