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Evening run - no music, no Garmin!๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador
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This is unheard of for me but sometimes, just sometimes a 'naked' run is what we need!

I was a bit under the weather over the BH weekend and although I went out for a run on Monday morning, it was one of 'those' rubbish runs! I returned home a bit deflated and struggled to take my own advise, that it was still miles in the legs and to just move on to the next one! Today, after work I decided to ditch the Garmin and the music and just go with the flow. One of the reasons for no music (I love listening to music when I run) is that I have a run at the weekend where headphones are not allowed. ๐Ÿ˜ง Despite my initial fear that I was ditching my long term comfort blanket, I was surprised to find I didn't miss them at all! I think I spend so much time in my head, processing the day when I run, that sometimes the music is a bit incidental. And leaving my Garmin at home was fine too (just this once, anyway๐Ÿ˜‰). Ran a favourite 6.5k loop and returned home with confidence restored and although I know I will return to my music playlists, I will definately try to mix in a few more runs like this from time to time, too.๐Ÿ™‚

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FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

Aaagh, I've gone all twitchy at the thought of running without my Garmin :(

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to FlickM3

Yep - don't think I'll manage that too often...!

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

I once arrived at a run route after driving to it and realised I'd left my Garmin at home. I was stupidly thrown and nearly went into a panic and was gong to turn around to get it but then thought how ridiculous I was being ๐Ÿ™„

It was quite a nice run actually.

Sarakc
SarakcGraduate10

I know how you feel!! I love my music and podcasts on my runs but on a Monday evening I donโ€™t listen to anything! I meet up with about 4 or 5 others and we set off together but then just go at our own paces so I run on my own and it felt really strange at first but actually Iโ€™m used to it now and it feels quite liberating!

I remember when I graduated I thought Iโ€™d never be able to run without Sarah Millican and I kept re playing week 9 for ages until I finally let go!!!

I always take my phone and record my runs on Strava! Not sure if Iโ€™m ready to stop that!! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to Sarakc

I ditched the headphones in week 7 and just read up beforehand what to do, and i would hate to run with music instead of birdsong and the sounds of nature - but run without Ming the Merciless to tell me my stats? Never! :(

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador

I agree - it did feel liberating! Two and a half years since graduating and I think the 'no music' was a first!! I really thought I would miss it more than I did!โ˜บ

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10

Running in peace and quiet is lovely. I do it often quite blissful actually ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to misswobble

I plan to do it more regularly now...a new discovery for me!

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10

That sounds just lovely Sandra and sometimes you just need to do something different. Not sure about leaving the Garmin behind though โ˜น๏ธ

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to Irishprincess

Haha! Yes, think the Garmin will come with me next time - I like to log my runs and then look back and be proud!!!๐Ÿ˜€

ancientrunner
ancientrunnerGraduate10

Yes, it can be quite good thinking, listen to the birds sing time. Often just have the headphones round my neck and stick them on if the gremlins start to take control.

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