Took the weekend off (hey, I’m allowed!), as the weather was crappy and I was feeling a little lazy, and was happy to get out to Fish Creek again with a friend. Unfortunately my right shoe started bothering me shortly into the walk. A piece of the plasticy stuff that makes up the shape of the back of the shoe wore through the fabric of the shoe and poked right into the back of my foot. Stubbornly, I continued the walk and ended up with a nasty sore when done. Serves me right. Well, at least I was able to return the shoes, as I had them for less than a month (I also had fantastic customer service at Softmoc in Market Mall, Calgary). Despite the shoe issue, it was good to get out, and I was glad my buddy was able to join me for the walk.
After a great dinner at the in-laws, I felt like burning off a little of it so I could snack later without feeling like I was cheating (yeah, yeah – pathetic, I know). Anyway, I gave my good buddy a call to see if he was up for a walk, letting him know that if he was too chicken to go for a walk, it was okay. He was in. Apparently all you have to do is call him a chicken and he’ll do something just to prove he’s not, in fact, a chicken – just like Marty McFly. Perfect.
Well, it was a warm evening after an even warmer day. The trails were pretty dry – a nice change after all the storms we’ve been having over the last few months. Amazing what two or three days of nice weather will do. As usual, we saw a few deer, this time a mother and two older fawns standing in Fish Creek.
We kept the pace pretty casual, which was good, as my shins were still pretty sore from the running I had done a few days earlier, but we still managed to get in a good six and a half kilometers, making my total for the day just over eighteen kilometers. I think I earned that snack!