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Xero Shoes

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About a month or so ago I ordered some Xero Shoes. These are nearly barefoot shoes and they have been excellent for me. The Xero shoes that I got first were called Speed Force. These are lightweight and can be used for running. I have them for my walking and eventual running. I’ve put several miles on these shoes already as we walk 3.5 miles each day. I’ve also run in them and I like how they feel.

Some new styles have been released and I decided to get a few more pairs. One for the dojo because I cannot go barefoot. One for around the house. The thing is, I am not sure which one are going to be better for the dojo. The Apto is a laceless slip on shoe. While it fits my foot pretty well I sort of feel like it may fly off during a powerful kick. On the other hand there are no laces and so it will be a nice flat surface for the kick. The other shoe that I ordered was the Prio and that is more like a traditional sneaker and they have laces. The Prio is thicker than the Speed Force but fits nice and snug. They have laces and white soles so I won’t mark up the dojo mats.

I also ordered one other pair of shoes. They are called the Alpine and they are Winter Boots. I’ve needed new ones for a while and so I ordered those as well on a separate order. They should be here Tuesday.

Self-Portraits With Facemasks

Facemask Pictures

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Allison found a cute activity to do with the kids at school. She’ll be helping with the Kindergarten class this year. She found this project that kids can do to color self portraits of themselves with masks on and without masks. Andy used one of the papers to make his own. He even made it look just like him for today down to the new haircut and shirt that he has on. Hre is what the project looks folded up.

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I took Andy over to Rome’s for a haircut. Zach took care of Andy and even played the “I’m Thinking of..” game with him. Andy loved playing that game with Amanda for years. Now he’s taught the game to Zach and has Zach looking to find a harder thing for Andy to guess next time around. Andy needed his home done haircut taken care of before going back to school.