Most Monday’s are either going to be a day off or an easy run day. So this morning’s maddening run wasn’t nearly as stressful as it usually would have been under other circumstances.
I won’t say that Bennie and I started out by swimming, but when it is 88% humidity, it is pretty much a given that neither one of us is going to enjoy the run all that much. Basically, even though the temps were not too bad in the high 60’s, we are not all that good at the high humidity.
The other thing that was stressful is that I screwed up using my old Garmin 310xt. Yeah, a watch that I used for almost two years and know how to use very well. I can use the excuse that I haven’t used it since Christmas and all that stuff. However, the bottom-line is that I turned-off the GPS to save battery life and then when we got ready to run, I forgot to turn it on again. – BIG DUMMY –
So Bennie wasn’t really into the run and my GPS watch had a self-inflicted error. Like I said at the start those are both things that would normally stress me out, but instead I just went with the flow and ran when Bennie wasn’t stopping and then dealt with the watch issues when I realized what I did.
When we got to the lower gate, Bennie stopped running and let me know in no uncertain terms he was going to walk. I didn’t turn-off the watch until we got up to the upper gate, because I thought with a little more rest he might start running again. He didn’t and I shut the watch off.
It wasn’t the run that I was looking for, but it was the run we did, so I have to be happy with it.
Tomorrow will be a better day.