Knowing when to rest, or not


Tuesday- 3 miles, slow recovery miles

I woke up a little sore from yesterday’s workout. My arms were more sore than my legs, so I decided to take it easy and only do 3 miles. I wouldn’t let myself go any faster than a 10min mile. I know I would’ve been fine to do more miles or go a lot faster. I also know, that I don’t need to push myself to the max every workout.

nice mid run photo

nice mid run photo

I’m trying to take my non-speed work days easier and really let my legs recover. I’m also trying to figure out what my body is capable of. So, today I took it easy.

Do you take a day off after a hard workout? Run slower? Any tips for running smarter?

Today was no different than any other day lately, freezing. Not my favorite thing.


So, to brighten things up, I got to go see my sister Leah and her boys. J was in play heaven! So many toys and people to play with him. He seriously played all day, no naps, no crying, and no whining. He was entertained all. day. long. I had so much playing with my nephews and connecting with them again.


cowboys and power ranger/thor

photo(140) photo(136)Have a happy Tuesday evening=)

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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3 Responses to Knowing when to rest, or not

  1. I completely agree that you have to take it easy sometimes!

  2. I know different things work for different people but I like taking an easy day after a hard day. If I take a day off after a hard day I find that I’m even more sore than if I just did something light. Weird how that works!

    Jackson looks so much like his cousins!

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