3 miles, plus rest

Last night I did 3 easy miles on the treadmill (31:53, 10:37 pace) per the training plan.

Today I get to REST!! I am so excited. I’m not used to this much running — 10.6 miles so far this week, and going to add 10 more over Friday and Saturday.

I developed a blister Tuesday night while doing intervals, and I was worried that it would make last night’s 3 miles suck. I stuck a huge bandage on that mother to cushion it and it was completely fine. Woo-hoo!

It would have been really easy to use that (and lingering soreness from step class) as an excuse to take the night off, but I feel better and stronger today for having run anyway. The trick is knowing what kind of pain you can push through and what kind demands rest so you don’t get injured. This is especially true when you’re doing something like, say, jumping straight into week 5 of an 8-week training plan.

I’m gonna do my best to listen to my body and make the right decisions. I’m loving my gym and the new routine of working with a plan, and I don’t want to have to give that up anytime soon.

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