For all the people who ask whether or not to take extra rest days, don't worry just do it.
There is no chance whatsoever I am going out for a run today. I am absolutely shattered and I don't feel bad about missing out.
I was planning on it but I had a very long day yesterday. 260 road miles and 900 air miles between Gloucester and Fochabers in the far north west of Scotland.
I think , (no I know) if I went out now for a run I wouldn't make it or would pull a muscle of some sort.
On another note - I had half an hour to kill before heading back to the airport and spent it sitting on a beach looking out for the dolphins up there in the Moray Firth. Not sure what's happened to me but I need to go back with my running gear someday. What a place it looked like for a run. I'm jealous of all of you that live near the coast. I can picture running along the coast with the dolphins swimming along side. Apparently they come really close to the shore of your lucky enough to see them (I didn't, only a seal).
Anyway my point was rest if you need to rest a never ever feel bad about it. Happy running and resting :)!!!