Saturday, 12 June 2010
Today was a fun day. I enjoyed a gorgeous 90 minute run on the beach with Odie. Hard pack sand, not too hot, not too much wind. Just right! If it weren't for a training plan and a busy day tomorrow, I would have kept on running for twice as long.
It turns out I should have. I had a mis-cue with the home front, and while I was gone, they went out to the harbour to celebrate the new herring catch. I came home to a locked front door & an empty house. I assumed they'd be home and didn't take my keys. Odie and I took a 30 minute walk; I sat in the front garden on my little cafe chair in the sun. I weeded the front garden. I enjoyed sitting in the sun some more. They were back soon enough - but my swimming window closed, unfortunately. I ate, fed the boys and took them to the pool, but it was already 2:30 when we arrived and they had closed (pool closes at 3:00). I went back to the sea, but the waves were huge and the wind had really picked up. So I grabbed some books and read in the sun in the back garden. Very relaxing and enjoyable. Wrote for a while too.
While running I thought about Desire and Doubt. I feel really comfortable with my running. I know how to do this - what work needs to happen along the way to get faster. I feel like an experienced runner. My knees are really liking the run/walk pacing required to stay within the heart rate limits - every week my pace is improving. I mused that I will have to do a second HI next year. HE HE HE. That takes the pressure off this one! It's just a warm-up on the way to even better fitness and health.
About desire & doubt - they are related - when I want something, I can become fearful that I won't get it - that raises doubt - uncertainty. desire can also create pleasure. And I am really enjoying every training session. Maybe skipping the moderates works better for my body that trying to get them all in. I'll see next week.
I need to also get in more swims. I'd like to get three - right now, I'm getting one or two. And I need to remember to stretch and do my core routine.
So, that's the news. Looking forward to tomorrow - I have a bike/run brick and will also swim in the morning.