Just popping in quickly to say that today's Should, my Long Slow Run of the week, a run that would have been 18k and taken me along a route I love, has been judiciously pushed to the side, The primary cause is that my left Achilles is protesting more than usual, and although I think I could "run through it," I'm asking myself why I feel I need to --or Should-- do that. ( just to be clear, I generally do run because I want to and I enjoy my runs. But sometimes I'm running to conform to a training plan. Right now, there's no good reason to push and there's clearly a potential risk to that approach.)
Instead, after doing some stretches and icing my heel, I'm off for a long bike ride with Pater . . .in the sunshine . . .with a lunch stop along the way. sounds like fun, no?
And we definitely Should be Having Fun!
thanks for all the thoughtful comments on my last post. A sense of obligation I can be a very useful prod in life, but it can also obscure the important things, and you helped validate that awareness in me.