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Last Sunday I ran in my Vibram Five Fingers for the first time on my treadmill. I then continued breaking the shoes and my legs in with running in them Monday, Tuesday & Thursday through Saturday. On Wednesday I did my Tracy Anderson video literally barefoot so I could give my feet a rest from the shoes. So far so good, my muscles are adapting, the shoes are becoming more comfortable, my speed has increased and all this while having a pretty bad cold and cough. I can't wait to get outside in these! Will I have to wait until March? It's possible. boo-hoo.

Monday I'm starting P90X! So excited! 

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I bought my Vibram Five Fingers back in June in Santa Barbara and have broken them in here and there but now I have a goal of them being my only running shoe. On my brother's recommendation I'm reading Christopher McDougall's Born to Run and it has inspired me to view what's on my feet in a totally new way. Today was day two of running for about twenty minutes on my treadmill in basically bare feet. The funniest part to me was stepping on the treadmill and feeling really really short. ha. My New Balance's gave me some serious height!

As soon as I started to run I noticed how badly I wanted to land and strike with my heel- I really had to fight against this very bad habit. I also noticed how light I felt all over, how straight my back seemed (but unsure if I should lean more forward or backward- I may have to ask the husband to take some photos/video of my posture and stride) and how strong my legs and feet felt. I leaped and bounded and walked and jogged and ran. Then faster and faster and faster. It was fun. I woke up sore this morning all through my legs and knew no matter how much this annoying cold is getting me down I had to put my toes in those Vibram's and work through it again today. Really looking forward to going outside with these shoes on a sunny winter day. Here's hoping we get one! 

And I'll be at it again tomorrow.

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I bought myself a pair of Vibram Five Finger shoes while in Santa Barbara and I love them! The company recommends wearing them in slowly a little the first day, skipping the second and so forth. You can climb, swim, run, walk, do pilates, yoga and all in these weird little shoes. I got the ones that seemed the most feminine to me, with a little maryjane strap!
So far I love the way they feel on my toes but I'm still breaking them in in the back on my sensitive heal. Stay tuned! Two days until New York, London and Paris!

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6-7-2009 6-05-20 PM_0153 by waxpancake.

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