October 27, 2009
Wore my flat boots tonight! They're flat. But contrary to the advice people give me about wearing flat shoes (that I should do it more often because they are sensible), they were not comfortable at all when I first got them. It's taken several wears with thick socks to get over this incessant rubbing on my right ankle. Ow.
A week and a half ago this was still a problem. Maybe it's because I didn't walk very far tonight, but there is no present pain to speak of. Perhaps I have won the battle against these boots?
They are patent on the front, but matte on the calf part. They make me feel like a super hero.
Oh, and a brief gripe about cars. I got off this multi-use trail and arrived at a big intersection to see this. Sigh. How does somebody crash into a piece of the city's infrastructure while making a right turn? Our lanes are surely wide enough. Is it really that hard? What if somebody had been standing on that corner walking to cross the street when that happened? Walking and biking are not dangerous activities. The only thing that is dangerous are half-conscious people operating huge motor vehicles. Mega sigh.
The rest of the evening was excellent, however. My good friend Dave and I are doing a regular after work drinks thing. He works too hard and I miss him. That's all the motivation we need. We're also combining forces on a special project so now we have even more excuses to confer on a regular basis! Sometimes life just gets so busy and you don't get to see the people you care about nearly as much as you would want. We're doing something about it.
Coasting on the way home from a great visit.