I ran naked this past week..... and I liked it! So much so, that I think I'll do it again next week!!
Streaking Through the Quad!!! Wooo!
I'm talking about running without my Garmin. I've been running at work during lunch and I kept forgetting to grab my Garmin in the mornings. Not a big deal. I know the back roads behind my work like the back of my hands. I know what roads to take if I want to run a 3 miler, 5 miler and\or up to an 12 miler. I've run these same roads for the past 3 yrs.
I don't know about anybody else, but it's such a freedom to run without the Garmin. Nothing telling me how fast I'm going, how far I'm running or how long I've been running.... it's just me and the road, enjoying every single step. It's been awesome!!
Like most runners, I'm a stat freak. I like to analyze my runs. The Garmin has really become a useful tool to a lot of us. But at the same time, we've become too dependent on it. Don't you think? I can't tell you how many times I look at it during a run or a race. Sometimes I look at it and not even realize what I looked at so I look at it again.... LOL. It's crazy!
It's all good though. Like I said it's a useful tool. For training it's been perfect! I don't know what runners did before it.... Really? What did they do? ? Hmmm?
Running without it this week has been great though. I'm not training for anything so it's OK. I've just been running just to run. Just for the love of it. Isn't that why we all started running for??
How do you guys feel about running without your Garmin. Do you feel naked without it? Do you care either way? I'm interested to know how you feel.