I don't believe in the "No Pain, No Gain" philosophy of training. Yes, we should push ourselves, but not too much. And definitely not to the point of injury. My philosophy can be summed up as, Be tough on yourself. Be self-disciplined. Be organized. Have a daily schedule and stick to it. Don't obsess over it, of course, but do try and be consistent.
As you know, most days of mine begin with personal time with the Lord. This morning was no exception.
After that I usually head outdoors for a walk or a run or a bike or to work on the farm. Today I wanted to push myself a bit so off I went to Farmville for a run.
My plan was to start out on the High Bridge Trail.
Once I had gone about 3.5 miles I would plan on returning to Farmville via the River Road.
This meant a return distance of another 3.5 miles for a total run today of 7 miles.