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?