Good morning ladies! Don’t forget about my giveaway that runs through this Saturday! There will be 2 winners – 1 will win a free manicure, and the other will win a bottle of my new favorite nail polish, Orly Halo! Also, I’m linking up with Covered in Grace, so be sure to check out the blog here. I’m only a day behind, right?!
This past Saturday morning Janessa, Lora, Leigh Anne and I went to Sky Zone to do the 8:30am aerobics class. I got there a little late and missed some of the warmup (which I heard was fun but pretty tough.) What a great workout! It was pretty much a total body workout, and the trampoline works more muscles because you’re trying to stabilize your body the whole time. My obliques have been sore all week! My favorite part was after the class though. We did some freestyle jumping and tumbling, and of course we all had to jump in the foam pit. It was like the first night after I got my Tempurpedic mattress all over again. You just sink into and can’t get out. Speaking of an ab workout, have you ever tried getting out of a memory foam bed? It turned into a group effort in the foam pit, but we eventually all made it out. It was good times, and I’m really looking forward to going again in 2 weeks (since I have an 8 hour class class next Saturday. I’m not sure the MBA department understands the concept of an online class.)
Now, on to the linkup with Laura and Mel! I have only worn one kind of running shoe for the last 4 years since I started running again. I wear the New Balance Minimus shoe. I buy a new pair every 6 months because I wear mine out quickly. I always get whatever new road version they come out with. They also have a great trail style. I do 15 races a year, and I wear them for every practice run and race. I even wore them on my few hundred mile road bike races I’ve done for the last few summers. They are really versatile and so amazingly lightweight. They’re only 4.4oz!! My whole life I always wore big clunky Nikes, but now you couldn’t pay me to wear a pair. Even their so called lightweight shoes are still so heavy to me. I have small feet and really just prefer something small, lightweight and low to the ground. Won’t that make me more aerodynamic? Less is more for me. I even like the skeleton toe shoes too, and if you know me well, you know I walk around barefoot when I’m at anyone’s house. My husband is the complete opposite though. He has a high arch and really needs more supportive shoes, so I completely understand that lightweight, no arch shoes aren’t for everyone, but I think it’s at least worth a try! Most New Balance stores give out 10 or 20% coupons occasionally, or you check out your local groups or clubs to see if they offer a coupon. For example, Shane and I are members of the Memphis Runners Track Club so we get 10% off every purchase at the New Balance store in Memphis. Make sure you check around for deals like this! Membership is only $15 a year, and I save at least $1 per race. At 15 races a year, that’s more than free!