Friday, April 23, 2010

Fire Drill Friday!

Today I was a participant in a fire drill hosted by my own little trouble maker. Yes, my precious child set off a fire alarm while I was getting my beloved Volvo V50 serviced. We were sitting on a couch in the waiting area. Emmett was climbing off and on the couch as I read my book. The next thing I know there is a screeching alarm going off and on in my ear. I look to my left to see Emmett kneeling on the couch hand still up in the air in the direction of the alarm. Frak! This little stunt adds 20-30 minutes to our wait since the whole building has to evacuate and wait for the Fire Department to come and turn the alarm off. I just wanted to go bury my head in the sand. The firemen wanted to meet the culprit. They all tried taking turns to get him to speak but he just looked like a deer in the headlights. Any other kid would have been thrilled to have big tough (and cute) firemen come talk to them. Such are the adventures in mommy-hood. I'm sure this won't be our last adventure.

On a good note, I got my new trail shoes today! I ordered a pair of LA Sportiva

Crosslites from Zappos yesterday and they got here today. Zappos rocks for customer service. Need a quick shoe fix? Zappos is your go to website! They were waiting for me when I arrived home from my fire drill. I put them on my feet as quickly as possible, they have been there ever since. At first I wasn't sure what I thought about them. They felt snug at first, the mid section of upper is a bit stretchy, I was a bit concerned that I didn't like it. After wearing them for a few hours now that extra snug feeling is gone. I think I'm really going to like them. They are more minimal than my other trail shoes because they are made for faster shorter (less than marathon) distances. Sadly they will not work with my Dirty Girl Gaiters due to the scree guard across the laces. The Dirty Girl Gaiters require something like laces to hook onto to keep them on, the scree guard covers the laces. I originally told Laura that I would hold off until after RLAG trail 8k on May 1st to try them out. Now I'm thinking I might just try them for our 6 miles tomorrow. Laura will be testing out her first pair of trail shoes so we may as well try our new shoes together. I must say I look pretty sharp and fast in my new kicks. Yes, those are my pj's, I'm a trend setter!

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