I had big plans to do 11 miles, because the schedule called for it and because this is the last big week of training until taper. But as I was putting my running clothes on, I started thinking about my insanely busy work day. So I decided to head into work instead, and run after work. But after work I started thinking about how good just relaxing with the family (and eating chinese food and drinking a couple beers) sounded. So I didn’t exercise today. At all. Not even pilates or core or stretching or anything. Which made me feel a little guilty, until I looked in my runningahead log and realized that the last time that I was a complete slug, with a complete day off of running and pilates and cross and everything, was on New Years Day. 40 Days and 40 Nights ago!
I need to remind myself that missing one run isn’t going to sabotage my whole training. I needed the break. I think I’ll be better for it. But I’m type-A, so I do still feel a little guilty.