Since I started the C25K programme and then bridge to 10K I, like others on this forum, have had a little bit of an obsession with my pace, or distance or stamina even though I kept telling myself I didn’t really.
I had headed out about 2 weeks ago without my music for the first time and quite enjoyed it so I ventured out again but decided to be even more radical for me today and went technology naked, no music, no tracking device and my phone only came in my belt for safety, no GPS or tracking turned on. Do you know what? I LOVED IT. I ran far longer than I was planning and mixed up a couple of routes that overlap each other. I have no idea of the real distance or my speed but I enjoyed the run more than I have enjoyed any run in weeks. I am training for a run later in the year so will need to plug in sometimes but I am definitely going to do this a bit more often as I hadn’t realised how stressed the checking of my stats had started to make me which really defeats the object of why I took up running in the first place.
My lesson for this week, remember to do things for the joy it gives me.