It’s always a happy mail day when I get new CrossFit gear or new shoes. It’s doubly wonderful when it’s both! On Tuesday afternoon my early Christmas gift to myself arrived…Reebok CrossFit Nanos. I think at $109 they may be the most expensive shoes I have ever bought (not on sale). I really, really wanted to try some on before purchasing since I am notoriously hard to fit where shoes are concerned. I have super wide feet. After reading the reviews on the Reebok site I saw that many customers claim the Nano 2.0 fits wider than average (good news for me) and is smaller in length. Many reviewers advised that purchasing a half size up was the route to go. Since I really like some wiggle room in the toes and wanted to ensure a wide width I ordered a full size up (a 9.5). They fit PERFECT!
Sadly I couldn’t try them out the next morning because my throat was really bugging me. I opted to stay home and rest. Today I got to take them for a test drive. So far I am really, really enjoying them. Dare I say my squat form improved just by changing shoes?? Can’t wait to see where these babies take me.
The workout below was actually my bizarre creation. The WOD called for ring dips or box dips but for some reason I decided to have a brain meltdown and substitute ring dips for pushups and then do box dips too. No one even said anything so I did 10 rounds + of the wrong series. Oh well.
Warmup: 3 rounds
400 meter row
1:00 bar hang or banded arms
5 dynamic burpees
1:00 bully or arm extensions on rings
Test: Max burpees in a minute (judged): I did 17 (meh)
WOD: 5 rounds AMRAP – 1:00 rest between rounds
10 ring dips (was supposed to be pushups)
10 ring rows
10 box dips
Breakfast: Steak / Greek Yogurt / Vita Coco Cocout Water
Lunch: Apple w/Peanut Butter / Greek Yogurt / Paleo Banana Zucchini Bread
Dinner: Pot Roast with Sauerkraut and Green Beans