Shoes! Baby. Momma. Daddy.
Now that Alice is crawling all over our apartment, I am much more aware of the cleanliness of our floors. Not that we are slobs but mopping the floor has never been a top chore around here. But with Alice finding and then putting the smallest particle of whatever into her mouth, pristine floors are now a must.
While we were in Canada last week, we had a discussion about the custom of taking off your shoes when you enter your own or someone else's home. In Canada, that's just what they do! There is no Shoes Off! sign posted to alert guests to remove their footwear, it is just customary to not tromp around the house in your outside shoes. When I told my in-laws that this isn't common in the U.S., they said, "So you just go to someone's house and walk right through their home with your shoes on?" When I nodded yes, they looked sort of shocked. They must think we are a bunch of heathens down here in the States!
So now that we have a kid, I totally see the benefit of all-shoes-off when you or a guest walk through the front door, especially living in a grimy city like Boston. The thought of the dirt, the grease and the general ick of a city sidewalk being brought onto the floors that Alice crawls all over makes me cringe just a little.
What do you think about the Shoes Off! policy? We are going to do a thorough cleaning of the floors this weekend and then it's shoes off for us when we walk in our door. Fortunately we don't have a lot of guests over as I'm not sure how I feel about making others do the same!
Workouts: Monday - Rest day. Tuesday - Travel day (which felt like a workout in itself). Wednesday - Back to early AM CrossFit: Back squats, lateral burpee box jumps + pull-ups. Thursday - CrossFit: Romanian deadlifts + push-ups, then 30 jumping lunges + (10 powercleans + 20 kettlebell swings) x 2 + 30 jumping squats. Friday (today) - Run! 5 miles.