Monday mornings I generally leave the house just after 6am for a long swim before work. This morning I stayed in bed for an extra hour snuggling up with my beautiful wife and our silly dog. I didn’t feel guilty about not swimming as I’d had two tough days of cycling with work (read about it here).
I had intended to leave work well before 5pm, but the technical director needed me to look at hydrochloric acid pollution emissions from a mine in Armenia, which had been estimated using an unknown piece of Russian software. (Air quality work can be quite varied).
I didn’t then get home until nearly 7pm, and I really felt like a run. Nelly was keen to come with me, so we completed one lap of the park, briefly watching some canoe polo, before returning home for tea. If I had had my phone with me I would have taken a photo.
Sometimes you need to listen to your body, which I generally never do. Sometimes you need to rest and sometimes you need to run (or swim, or cycle… insert chosen sport).