First. Here is the link to the ‘Inspiring Stories’ section of Impact Magazine. My story. I appreciated the article a lot, it paints a true picture, but the story really has nothing to do with barefooting, only giving a short mention of it. Ah well. It was going to be a barefooting- getting healthy story, but a casual mention in my first interview about how Andrew was the precursor to our desire to get fit(er), and I got a call back a week later to do a re-write with the family as the center piece of the article. Editor Chris said that if he knew about Barefoot Andrew (his words) earlier he would have had me bring him in for the photoshoot too. I have always said that I am WAY more interesting with my family than without, and now it’s been proven.
Second. Traci and I had a date. We went coffee cupping, snow plowing and then out for breakfast at Humpty's. (Settle down mercans, it’s a restaurant like Dennys)
The Coffee cupping was a blast. I never knew there was so much that goes into coffee blends, coffee growing, coffee buying, etc etc. Thelma from the Good Earth Cafe invited us a couple weeks ago, so Thanks to Thelma. there were 3 other couples and they had a section of the Cafe set up for us. We felt special!
Thelma wore my race shirt from my very first barefoot race, that she sponsored. Thanks again!
So our host and coffee teacher Christie went through a ton of coffee information that I’ll never do justice to try and re-tell, but just know that Good Earth Coffee Cafes are doing right by their growers, their franchisees and their customers. They are a great story and I am proud to be a supporter.
I picked the medium, Traci picked the light.
We left there and went snowplowing. No that is not a code word for anything. We actually went snowplowing. I had promised a guy who’s wife just gave birth, that I would plow a parking lot for him. So Traci got to come see how glamorous my winter job really is. She was glad when we were done and we were only out there for 20 minutes. Try 10 hours… yuck.
By then it was 10:30 and we ended up at Humpty’s. Breakfast for late night supper. good conversations, tasty french toast.
Third. I haven’t ran one step in 2 weeks.
We have 38 entries so far! Awesome. Spread the word! Maybe Merrell will want to donate a prize too!
OH! Also, if you are local here in Calgary, we are going to make an event of it. Aid Stations and everything. The route is a pretty awesome one if I do say so myself. And if you don’t want to run the whole 42.2k that day, we will have out and back routes for 21.1, 10 and 5k, so feel free to sign up, get your pre- mileage in prior to May 1st then finish it off on race day.
So… In Merca, you guys have Punxsutawney Phil from… um, where is Punxsutawney Phil from anyway? Anyway. We have Bobby Bananas. When the bananas finally thaw out then it’s spring here in Calgary. We are happy to see the tip starting to unthaw, only 2-3 more months of winter. *WoOt*
Stupid Effing winter.
Oh well. We have WeList coming over to get started on the listing of our house. They are going to do a comparative market analysis for us, then we can price it, sell it, buy another one, then move. Can’t wait till this process is over…