The tyranny of the plan

I am currently raging at myself because I failed to do a key workout today even though I know it was the right thing to do to take time to recover from previous work done. This is what I see as the tyranny of the plan yet how often does anyone stick to the plan by the letter – well maybe most do? Which is why I am beating myself up for not fitting in this afternoon’s session.

However that seems to be the way. When I compare what I planned last week with what I actually did there were several major changes where I went with the flow and either did more than planned or did a different type of activity. I guess I have to decide what is more important – strict adherence to getting certain time goals or experimenting and wringing as much enjoyment as I can from the journey even if it means this pointless argument with myself. After all it’s not about sheep stations!


“Scrambled Legs” virtual 5km. A fun event from a fun site. Friend them on Facebook.

I had a great long weekend. On the public holiday, our Queen’s Birthday, I went for a long ride with a friend in the morning, deciding where would go once we met up and finishing the ride with a pleasant conversation over a cup of coffee (hot chocolate) at a local cafe. Then in the afternoon I met up with another friend to do a virtual 5k run by “Scrambled Legs”. Helen is a terrific athlete who has found a passion in paddle boarding. Injury has kept her from running for some time but she has painstakingly gone through a run/walk program and has built up to 4-5km. I love her patience and persistence. And that too was celebrated with a cup of coffee, this time on the foreshore.

Now what is the plan for tomorrow?

About labcswmn

I am a Senior School English and Media teacher and an ASCTA Silver Licence swim coach. I have two children and four grandchildren, all of whom are wonderful and my life purpose is to rage, rage, against the dying of vitality.
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