September 15, 2013

August 19

Total time:18 mins
Total distance: 1.44 miles

I did something completely different for this run.

I ditched my watch.

I am a compulsive watch-checker. It gives me a good idea of my distance (give or take a couple minutes) because - usually - I'm pretty consistent with my pace. Lately, though, I've been slower than usual, and each check of the wrist seems to create a mental block of some form.

So I took the advice of one of my good friends who has been running much longer than me, and I just... didn't. I took my watch off as I walked to the park and attached it to my pouch-belt-thing and didn't even look at it. I simply started the stopwatch mode on my UP band when I was ready to start and I just ran until I felt like I needed to stop. I know my path well enough to know my approximate distances, but I wasn't concerned about how long it was taking me to get there. I just... ran.

And it was amazing.

This was definitely one of the best runs I've had in a long, long time. I think the no-watch run might need to be a regular feature.

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