Just a busy Saturday

Posted April 18, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies, Knitting, Wanderings / 1 Comment

There’s a ton of wildlife in Calgary, and it has a tendency to just pop up wherever.  We went for breakfast down at the Blackfoot Diner with Chelsea…and what should be parked on top of Chels’s building?  A Canada Goose, full of attitude, honking away on the roof.

We walked down to the Diner, and Chels showed off her new toes.  Well…she’s always had ’em, but now she’s got ’em on display.  Apparently she had to get the more audacious colour, too.  Bright, bright pink.  Now…both Robin and I had heard of these things, and had been very curious about them, but had no idea where to get them.  Apparently MEC carries them for a very reasonable price.  We stopped in after breakfast and picked me up a pair of Vibram 5-Fingers Sprints.  What most folks probably don’t know is that I have horrid posture & my back has been killing me like crazy for a good part of the last month.  Barefooting is supposed to help that.  We’ll see how that turns out.

After getting home, and putting on those bad-boys, we went for a walk to the community across the traffic circle and back, taking a stop off at the Safeway for a brief coffee with friends… and saw a wee froggie on our walkway. He posed for a photo-op. ย The bunny that wandered past our garage the day before didn’t stop long enough for that. ย We ended the day with some meat on the grill, the remains of a bottle of chardonnay, and a bit of knitting in the last few sunbeams of the day.

Hope everyone else had an equally good weekend!

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One response to “Just a busy Saturday

  1. Nick

    Grats on the vibrams, I picked up a pair of classics last week. I’d strongly recommend getting the Injinji socks to with them, everyone I talked to said that they drastically reduce the need to wash the vibrams and help keep them odor free significantly longer.

    Also be careful how rapidly you try to bring about biomechanical changes in your walking, especially if you’re expecting the shoes to do the bulk of the work. The more you concentrate on eliminating heel strike and working on moving a toe->heel stride the better off you’ll be.

    Barefooting is awesome though, I’m a big big fan.

    We’re really enjoying getting out & walking more…and the fact that the Vibrams protect our feets so that we can do so practically barefoot are absolutely awesome. We’ve been doing a bit of a shoe purge around here & trying to get back to basics, one might say ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I’ll keep an eye out for the socks, though we felt pretty lucky to just find the shoes! ๐Ÿ˜€

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