I do this to avoid getting used to going the same way each time. That makes me keep track of my steps. I use about a dozen different routes, mostly the routes are fairly the same length. Some are a bit longer. Others vary depend on wind conditions and wind direction. I don’t like riding into a strong wind. There are times when I walk my bike as the wind is too strong. It adds more time to getting to or from the café. However, it takes less time and energy than trying to ride into a strong wind.
Yesterday, I left several hours early as some pf the local weather people were suggesting a high chance of rain. Turns out they were right. It didn’t rain much, but it rained enough I was glad to avoid the rain. Both ways, I tend to deal with some uphill climbs. In some cases, I will use my speed on the bike to ride it up the hill. In other cases, especially if the wind is an issue, I will walk my bike up the hill.
I always check both tires before I leave and after I arrive somewhere. I have a back-up handpump at home I can use to air up the tire. It comes in handy as the two nearby convenience stores with free air tend to get the nozzle stolen several times a month. Thankfully, I regained enough arm strength to use the hand pump.