Hola! Here I am…still awake due a crazy storm here in Boston! So I thought I would just chip away at blog posts until I get sleepy again.
Does anyone else remember the book There Is A Monster At The End Of This Book ?
As a kid I loved this book. I think I must have read it about 100 times. Every time I read it, I still got a little anxious about how it would end, even I knew. In case you are unfamiliar with it. When the book begins our boy Grover is informed that there is a monster at the end of the book. With each page Grover becomes more alarmed and worried about your safety and tries various methods to stop you from further reading. In the end he realizes the monster is HIM! Just blue, cuddly and cute Grover. No scary big, bad monster after all. Phew!
Well, there is a Giveaway at the end of this post. And unlike Grover, I want you to get to learn about the giveaway as quickly as possible and enter!!! So let’s move along as fast as we can…
Green Smoothie: Banana, frozen strawberries, coconut water, unsweetened almond milk, vanilla protein powder, spinach. Coffee with organic half and half.
Leftovers from dinner the night before.
Turkey meatloaf , yogurt and chive mashed potatoes and lemon and parmesan broccoli (recipes to follow, pinky promise).
Two Adora milk chocolate disks.
5.38 miles in 51:38. Gusty wind, 60 degree temps…in January…IN BOSTON!
While wearing these socks!
I got an e-mail a few days ago from the folks at Injinji telling me about there new line of socks and asking if I wanted to try them out! After reading about the benefits I figured I would give it a go. Since the weather was strangely warm here is Boston yesterday, I thought it would be the perfect time to test out the socks and write a review:
As you can see there are separate slots for each toe. This has been a huge trend in the running world over the last few years (think vibrams) as it is designed to give a runner he benefits of barefoot running. As a fairly severe overpronator, barefoot running is not for me. These socks seemed like a happy medium. I could get the benefits of a barefoot runner (strengthened feet and ankles, improved balance and agility) by wearing the socks while still getting the support of a sneaker.
There are also various other benefits to this sock. Having the toes in separate sleeves is supposed to prevent blistering caused by toes rubbing together in a regular sock. Since I am prone to blisters, I was very glad to learn that this was a benefit. Like a lot of my running socks these also claimed to be sweat wicking and compression materials to hold the sock in place so it doesn’t slide down or shift during the run.
So did I like them? Yes! They felt strange at first. Almost like the feeling when you wear flips flops for the first time in the summer and our toes have to grow accustomed to feeling like there is something in between your toes again. But it felt like that on every toe. About a mile in my feet were used to them and I barely notices that there was anything in between my toes. One thing I like about them is I would feel my toes spreading out and gripping. It was pretty interesting to get a real sense for how exactly my toes move as I am running. I felt like a had a little but more propulsion than I typically do, as if my toes being able to spread may have made move forward easier.
Anyhow, I am excited to try out all the pairs I received designed for different activities. I will be trying out a different pair for Crossfit tonight!
Because I liked these socks so much, the folks at Injinji wanted to you guys to try them out too! So, one lucky reader will win 4 pairs of Injinji socks!!! Pretty sweet!
Here is how to enter:
1. Comment on this post about your favorite piece of workout clothing, equipment or gear and why you love it.
2. Tweet : “I want to win the @injinji sock giveaway on @alifoosfitfash’s blog”
3. Like both Food Fitness Fashion and Injinji on Facebook and Facebook ” I want to win the Injinji sock giveaway on Food Fitness Fashion” linking both facebook pages.
Each of these three will count as an entry. So you have the ability to enter 3 times! Both men and women can enter! You have until Friday at midnight to enter, so get to it!!!