Good morning people! How were your weekends? Hopefully you had as much fun as I did! I capped off the weekend with a trip to the movies to see “Dark Shadows”, a remake of my mom’s favorite campy soap opera – fitting that I went to see it on Mother’s Day in her honor! Although Johnny Depp was slightly creepy in love with a 15-year-old, he was in full weirdo glory as the vampire Barnabus Collins.
It seems crazy to me that I’m in my second-to-last week as a Nashville resident. I’ll have to make sure to continue to be present and soak it all in! I have a feeling that these few days are going to fly by, and I’m not sure that I like that.
This past week, I loved reading the recaps from my fellow FitFluential Ambassadors who attended the Reebok FitBlog meeting at Reebok’s headquarters in Boston. It looks like they had such an incredible time, being showered with swag, eating tasty (and healthy!) food, squeezing in not one but two fun workouts, and learning about the fabulous new products that Reebok has to offer.
Here are just a few of the recaps, and I know there are so many more that I missed!
- Julie from Peanut Butter Fingers
- Tina from Carrots ‘N’ Cake
- Anne from Fannetastic Food
- Heather from For the Love of Kale
- Courtney from Sweet Tooth Sweet Life
One of the coolest things that they learned in my opinion was how to tell what type arch your foot has. Dip your foot in water, place on a piece of paper (or in my case a paper towel), and look at the imprint.
I decided to do a little testing of my own, to see what my category my feet fall into.
The verdict? I have a normal arch, tending towards the high side. According to Reebok, that means that I need to look for shoes with the words “neutral” or “cushion”. Most people fall into this category. People with high arches need to look for shoes with the words “flexible”, “soft” and “cushion” as their feet tend to roll outward, and people with flat arches need to look for shoes with the words “stable” or “motion control” as their feet tend to roll inward. Glad to see that I’m not abnormal – at least in this aspect of my life!
I’ve always been pretty loyal to my Asics shoes, but these FitFluential Ambassadors (with the help of the generous folks at Reebok and their warm hospitality) have made me think about testing out some other options…Reebok has some pretty awesome clothes and shoes on the market right now!
Do you guys tend to try out new products? Or is your theory more like mine, “don’t mess with success”?