|Circular Quay in Sydney this morning. |
|Sydney Harbour Bridge this morning. |
My rationale was that I still felt short of sleep after several days of early starts, and that my body still had some sore spots after Sunday's long run. However, I know in my heart of hearts that you can always come up with a justification for any decision. I suspect that I could have gone without the extra sleep, done the run, and be just fine. Maybe even marginally fitter and lighter by the end of the week. On the other hand, I also know that whether or not I ran 10km today will, in itself, make pretty much zero difference to how fit I am in a month or year's time.
|Looking east up Sydney Harbour from the Opera House|
It's not that you have to run every day, but you need a plan and then the dedication to stick to it. My current plan is to run six days a week and to walk on the seventh, generally the day after a long run. Today, I failed to adhere to the plan and just walked six kilometres around Sydney for exercise. It was a beautiful sunny day, but I did feel a bit guilty.