10 k run done. I chose not to enslave myself to the Garmin pace on my wrist or the running plan. I wanted to run on the beach with Odie, and high tide meant soft sand again. And I ran as far as I felt like before turning back.
Today I looked for beauty and I reviewed the challenges to getting out of the house. Husband needed some help with the bike trainer, which wasn't functioning the way he wanted. (I haven't figured out whether there was really something wrong with the machine or if he simply thought it should be easier than it was. No reason for me to ponder that one). Son needed breakfast. He wanted a smoothie. The first batch was too sour, then he didn't like the maple flavor that the syrup added. Second batch was fine. Then I had to fish through a pile of dirty clothes to find my running thermals, which passed the "fresh enough" test. (They're now in the laundry). Then I had to find the earphones. And the chest strap. And the water bottles (which weren't in the cabinet or the drawer - found them in the basket on the second look). Just as I put on my running tights, my son remembered a birthday party and I had to conjure a gift, wrap it and send him off. Then I had to find my other running shoe, which the dog put "somewhere else" in the house. Then find some gel. Gloves, hat, and out the door.
I decided to enjoy the run. This included multiple pauses to play with the dog, to talk with other people walking their dogs, to find better music on my phone-music-player. I had only a general idea of the assigned distance for today's run (since the computer was in use - logjam at the computer today with my son studying for a test. ). So I gave myself the freedom to turn around when I felt like it. Which I did. When I finished the first of two bottles at 4 km, I realised the water bottles I brought were too small for a longer run. (the plan was 15 km - I did 10 km. I'm satisfied with that, particularly since my knees were bothering me a bit after Friday's run.).
See you tomorrow!