Vibram Updated: Two weeks out

Oct 3, 2010 by

I’ve been wearing the Vibrams exclusively to Crossfit to lift and run just last week, I was able to run my first unbroken mile ever. Granted, it took me over 11 minutes, but still. I did it.

And what surprised me more than anything was that I didn’t hate it. I felt good and strong. I felt like I could have kept going. My feet didn’t hurt and I didn’t hate and curse every step. My shins and hip flexor didn’t hurt the next day. Could running actually be not so awful? I mean, I HATE running. HATE. Or do it?

So I decided to start running a bit on my Crossfit rest days. (Who needs real rest?) The first night I left, I was able to run 1.83 miles, but it was broken up by me FALLING on a main road. Yeah, that was fun. I had to walk of the shock and assess injuries and once it was clear I was fine, I ran the rest of the way back.

Today I decided to drive to a local botanical garden and run the inner loop as many times as I could. I made it four laps in around 31 minutes, stopping only for a sip of water here and there. When I got home, I logged the run into and found out that each loop was around .6 miles, making the whole run around 2.4 miles, although somehow, when I clicked 4 loops on mapmyrun, it told me it was 2.51. Not sure who is wrong here.

Anyway, the whole point is this. If you would have told me six months ago that I would not only be in shape enough to run two and a half unbroken miles let alone enjoy it, I would have laughed. But here I am. Crossfit has gotten me into so much better shape than I have ever been in and the Vibrams really make running an entirely different experience.

I just signed up for a 5K Monster Mud Dash.

I don’t even know who I am anymore.

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  1. Cristie

    That is awesome!

  2. Sunny

    That is SUPER AWESOME!!!! I'm the same- and I started about 6 months ago too……It's amazing how our lives change in just a few months isn't it?

  3. Stacy

    There is NOTHING WRONG with an 11 minute mile. I'm desperate for a real 10 minute myself but my 5k time is over 30 minutes. I run 11-12 min miles.
    Way to go! Keep up the badassery ;)

  4. Sally JPA

    You've definitely convinced me to hurry up and get the Vibrams!

    Rest days do exist for a reason, though, when you're doing CrossFit. More isn't necessarily better and can be bad. Have you tried listening to Robb Wolf's podcasts? His talks about this topic are really interesting.

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