Three Things Thursday: Spud’s Christmas, Longer Runs, and A Five Fingers Question

1.  Just got home from Spud’s playschool Christmas “concert”.  There were only 4 kids there, he being the only boy, and they sang a few songs for the parents/relatives that were able to make it.  Super-freaking-cute!!!  He sang some of the songs, pouted though the ones he didn’t like (“I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas”), and yelled at the top of his lungs during their final song, “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.”  For a boy who whined that he was too nervous to perform in front of so many people – his words; there were about 10 – he did very well.  Once he figured out that people would laugh when he bowed after every song he hammed it up.  Kind of makes me wish that I posted pictures and videos of him on here…

2.  Did a couple of long runs earlier this week.  Many thanks to my friend Gina who had Spud over for a playdate even though it was her birthday!  As much as I didn’t want to run after 25km on Monday – it had a 2km hill that gained 5ooft in elevation right at the half way point – I put on my big girl running pants and went out to run 11-1/2 more on Tuesday.  Needless to say, compression was my best friend on Wednesday.  Didn’t get a run in today due to Spud’s do, but will hopefully get out tomorrow if it’s not too gross out.

3.  Anyone have experience fitting Vibram Five Fingers?  I measured my foot, purchased a pair of Bikila’s at work, and brought them home to try on.  According to the site, once I add the 1/8″, I should fit in a 41.  However, they seem way too big.  My big toe has lots of room (the end of my toe barely reaches the part where the sole wraps over the top of the toe) and the others just float around with a good finger width at the end.  Now, my feet are big, but my toes aren’t, so maybe this has something to do with it?  My big toe is my longest toe.  Colin refers to the rest of my toes as “cocktail wienies.”  Are Five Fingers made for people with finger toes?  Should I just go down a size and see how they work out?  If you have a pair how much room do you have at the end of your longest toe?

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2 responses

  1. Go down a size…

    If they don't fit, try the merrels.

    December 16, 2011 at 1:32 am

  2. I got some vibrams recently and had some fitting issues as well. I usually wear an 8.5 = 39 with five fingers. But my large toe is too big and didn't fit comfortably, so I went up a size. I chose the Bikila LS for the reason the laces help to make them fit better. Hope you find your perfect size, I LOVE running in them 🙂

    December 16, 2011 at 2:45 am

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