Sunday, August 19, 2012

Go Green Get Fit Challenge WK 8 & Planet Shoes Review

Well I missed a few weeks in the Go Green Get Fit Challenge. Its now week 8 and I'm feeling a bit left behind.  Ive been having some personal stress going on and just could not write a darn thing.  Maybe that should be my next challenge huh? Finding ways to reduce my stress! Freeing stress from your life can improve your life and make you a much happier person. Note to self-REDUCE STRESS.

I was lucky enough to be sent some amazing shoe's from Planet Shoes when I started this Go Green Get Fit Challenge.  I was a runner for many years but this last year I have seem to all but forget to run.  So instead I thought I would try new things.  I was planning a surprise zip line day for my husband on his birthday and knew I would need some good hiking shoes. Of course Planet Shoes has exactly what I was looking for. I mean seriously look at these!
"Sleek and unsaturated, the Merrell Chameleon Arc 2 Waterproof uses waterproof construction to keep your feet dry when wet conditions threaten to slow you down. Stride-specific QForm® comfort cushions every bound, along with a trusted Merrell cushioning platform that never lets you down. Grabby 4mm lugs claw their way to the top through mud and mountain streams, making the Merrell Chameleon Arc 2 Waterproof a must for your next hike." From Planet Shoes website.

When I first put these on they felt pretty stiff.  But by the time we came home that evening they were broken in and very comfortable.  I cannot vouch for the waterproof aspect because its super dry and hot here in Oregon. One good thing about living in Oregon is that we get a TON of rain so it won't take long before I can test that aspect out. Plus there are endless places to go hiking here.

I am afraid of heights. There I said it. Afraid of bridges, high platforms, or anything high for that matter.  This planned day was a surprise for my husband but also a challenge for myself.  Something I knew he would never in a million years think we would be doing.  So our first challenge was this bridge.  I was easily able to navigate along this bridge.  No slipping what so ever! I was shaking like a leaf but managed to walk the whole way by myself. Phew!

And then came the zip lines. I'm not going to lie. I screamed like a baby every single time I went on a zip line. Only thing comfortable was my shoes. Literally.  Look at those bad boys! Pretty sexy huh? Or is it the braces were wearing? Nope its the shoes! Talk about constant wedgie and nothing left to the imagination. Ha ha!! In this picture we are 80 feet up in the air and overlooking Hagg Lake. Felt comfortable here in the trees and even hugged a few. Love me some trees!

A special note to my husband. Happy birthday baby I love you! I love you so much that I risked my life high up in the trees for you. I love you with all my heart and feel like I am the luckiest girl in the world to be married to such an amazing man. 

Next time your looking for some great shoes and your pretty green and crunchy like myself, keep Planet Shoes in mind.  They sell anything you could be looking for. From vegan shoes,  Plus they are proud partners with Soles4Shoes, World Wildlife Fund, Sierra Club, Green America,, The Conservation Alliance and 1% for the Planet. Whats not to love about that? Pretty friggin awesome if you ask me!

I'm so glad I signed up for this Go Green Get Fit Challenge. Its not too late to sign up! Check it out on Facebook and also on Twitter! Even if you don't sign up check these pages out and get inspired!

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Note:These shoes were sent to me for free and I have not been paid one cent for this review. All thoughts and recommendations are from me personally.  I also get not once cent for clicking on any of these links. My blog is non profit and written by me and me only. I am honest and only give honest opinions.