Day 4 Week 1 – Run By Feel, Part 2

29 minutes (approx. 3 miles), cloudy & mid 60s

This morning’s 3 mile easy pace run was not so easy.  The culprit?  A not-so-good night of sleep.  I woke up in the middle of the night and had a hard time falling  back to sleep.  Needless to say, this morning I was not well-rested, heading out for my run.

Luckily, I have adopted the training by minutes. I stopped running after my watch reached 29 minute mark and finished the rest by walking.  In other words, avoided stressing my body unnecessarily.  Could I have pushed myself to run the whole 3 miles?  Sure. But at what expense?

Instead of ruining my day, I am happy about my effort this morning and that I have listened to my body.  By paying attention, I work with it and not against it.  This is important not only for today but in the weeks to come.  A fine lesson I have learned through training over the years.

After all, my body is the one going to carry me crossing that finish line.

Part 1, here.

Are you a mind-over-body type?

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