Instead, I may run on the beach this morning with Odie and ride on the trainer tomorrow (or vice versa). Of course, now the blue sky has returned, but I am still pleased with my choice.
I like being flexible, although sometimes I'm a little suspicious of my motives. The line between slacking & being reasonable can be a bit fuzzy. However, the simplicity of leaving my bike on the trainer, and getting the whole workout completed in three hours - instead of a six- or seven-hour day seems appealing.
The bonus is I can go lift at the gym, get in a swim and still help my older son with his planned BBQ for his school mates later this afternoon.
That feels supportive and nourishing to me. I validate my decision!
turns out to have been a fabulous idea. I ran in my vibrams, did 100 m sprint repeats and a fartlek (5x3 min speed intervals). I knew it would be low tide, so the beach sand was hard - just right for barefoot running. Odie had a great time too. I enjoy being able to run with him off leash. It was a little chilly when I walked out the door. I've come so far as a runner. It used to be heading out for a 90 minute run would make me nervous. I'd have coat, hat, water & fuel belt, sunglasses, iPod ad nauseum. Now, it was just me, my running shirt & shorts, my silly blue VFF's and the dog. oh, and a house key.
I hit/exceeded all my planned paces and thoroughly enjoyed the sunshine. And it's nice to be with my kids today too.