i did a lot of movement on all fours. i would do this sorta thing till i got winded and then go on with other things, then go back to another round. i did some of this indoors, some of it i did at the park, on the ground, stairs, and on railing. i did a little bit of planting one foot on a wall and sticking pretty decent. i stretched. when i went to the park i went over some tables and things like that, not the most graceful, but just to get over instead of around. i didnt do much in the way of rolling, and that is one thing i keep telling myself i know i need to do over and over and over because it is an essential thing, but so is the movement on all-fours, because you never know when you’re going to need to recover from a not-so-graceful movement with this type of thing or land on your face. right now i’m not wearing bricks, i’m wearing ADIDAS LIQUIDS. i’ve never been into shoes, and they dont last me, so i usually wear boots, but i’ve been trying to do the conditioning in these things and i havent been doing much, but still i have to give Adidas some credit here, bc i really thought these things wouldnt even come close to holding together this long (since march 25th, 2012).
i havent worn them for everyday use much, i’ve tried to just use them when i’m going out to jump around a little, which is supposed to be daily but it hasnt been. the first thing i figured would happen would be the mesh tearing away from the sole, and i have no signs of that at all. the sole is soft, and i’ve taken some chunks out of it, but i am extremely rough on shoes and i wouldnt fault these things just because of what i put them through. they have surprised me and i will keep track of how well they hold up. same with anything i do or wear for gear. i dont think anycertain specific things are required, i mean i was at my best in boots. ASOLO’s used to be the best, in my opinion, but i havent owned a pair in a while. (i’ve been broke, and they aren’t cheap, but they are really worth the cost. i had a pair of gray suede ones that i never did shred, but i dont know where they are, and they’d be too small for me now by like half a size.)
i still need to find a good routine that isnt so random, for conditioning, but i’d like to keep the element of randomness in daily practice going, to keep my muscle memory confused, but in some things i want to get my muscle memory a bit more precise. i also need a better schedule for eating and sleeping, because this randomness isnt good for me.
today i’ll be getting the vivobarefoot neo’s, and i’ll keep track of those from the unpacking to the time i have to get a new pair of shoes again.
i’ve been wearing gloves with the thumb and a few fingers exposed (i cut them like that) to keep from tearing my hands up too bad, and the gloves have held up good, but i’m gonna have to get a new pair real soon. these i wear now are gloves i’ve had for a long time but only wore in cold weather before recently, good gloves, but not made for what i’m using them for. they’re Gates.