I set out for a run this morning hoping for a long-ish – maybe 10-13 miles. I took along GU chomps (blueberry pomegranate!). The weather was decent – mid thirties, overcast, but with a slightly chilly wind that, at times, was a bit too strong. At mile 4 I stopped at the college to go to the bathroom and assessed how I was feeling. Tired, really. I felt tired and frankly, I looked tired. I left the gym thinking I would do just one more mile loop, then head home. But then I stopped and turned around. When I was marathon training it was important to push past tiredness (mental or physical) and stretch myself. But pregnant, it’s more important I listen to my body. And if I’m tired, I’m tired. I don’t want to run to the point of exhaustion (nor am I supposed to). So I went home. 5 miles in 48:53. Not the long run I anticipated, but a good run. And a run that ended when it should.
When do you push through tiredness and when do you give in?