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Paddling in the dark...

Sunday, June 16, 2013

No that is not some profound metaphor... I actually went kayaking tonight after dark. We had deck lights and head lamps and went to a series of small lakes we know really well and had a blast. There is less distraction paddling at night. Since there are fewer visual references you can focus on the stroke of the paddle through the water and enjoy the simple pleasure of gliding along under the stars. I did get frustrated after we were finished. I tried lifting my kayak up on top of the car by myself and discovered I am still not quite strong enough. Grrrr...

Had a lovely dinner with the family for Father's Day. My youngest niece planned it, though her dad ended up doing most of the cooking. She is almost 8 years old, so I thought she did pretty well with the menu and delegating tasks.

I only walked the dog twice today, but he doesn't seem to be suffering. In fact he is snoring away in my lap as I type this. It was raining this morning, so I cut our morning walk a little short, and he was with my parents during the time I would have taken him for his third walk of the day. Hopefully we will get back on track tomorrow with a long walk in the morning, and two shorter walks later in the day. Tomorrow is also my run day. I am debating if I should stick with the 2.1 mile loop or push myself to attempt the 3.2 mile loop. I think I am leaning towards one more day at 2.1 miles, since I have yet to run the whole thing. I am starting to wonder if I will be able to run the whole 5k. I know there is no shame in taking walking breaks, but I want to finish in about 35 minutes, even if I do resort to taking a couple breaks. We will see how the running goes this week and next. Maybe I will surprise myself and run the whole thing after all. It could happen, right?
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