I’ve temporarily retired my Garmin. For the first time in years, I don’t want to know how far or how fast I’m going. I’ve found that when I wear the Garmin, I either push myself harder than I should or I analyze the numbers afterwards and feel bad about where I am.
I planned to run this morning, but it was pouring down rain. I opted to take a nap instead. After I woke up, I did some work and then this beautiful bright ball appeared. The sun? Really? So I headed out into an absolutely beautiful day. I had the best.run.ever. I ran at an easy pace. A pace where I could have talked your ear off. A pace where I could have kept going forever. I have no idea how fast that pace was. I have no idea how far I went. All I know is that I ran for 35 PAIN FREE minutes and could have kept going. I can’t remember the last time I was able to say that.
It is not important for me to run fast or far right now, but it is hella important that I run. My very sanity is depending on it.
So, the Garmin will sit in the drawer for the forseeable future.