What exactly is that?
That is my wrist with NO GARMIN! That's right, I went out for a run naked this morning! Last month I took the Cross-training challenge and the month of May brings a new challenge. The month of May I will be participating in OliveToRun's Run Free for Me May Challenge. This is a fantastic challenge for me because I can be very focused on my pace, my distance, and PR's at times. This challenge will give me a chance to just focus on just the run and why I love running so much! It's also a great way to add a 4th run into my week without the pressure of worrying how far or how fast.
So this morning I threw on my running clothes and shoes and grabbed my phone for some music. It was kind of strange and new to not worry about my pace or distance! I admit to looking at my wrist a few times. I was in my head a couple times, telling myself not to think about how far I had gone (I can tell pretty much how far a mile in my town is now after running this area so much). After a while though, I just focused on my form and the sun coming up around me. It was gorgeous. Obviously I didn't have my good camera with me, but I stopped for a couple shots of the sunrise with my phone. It was nice not to have to fret over how long I had stopped or pausing the Garmin.
What a joy it was to just relax and take in the beautiful morning! I think this challenge will really keep me in touch with why I run. It's not just about the numbers, it's about how running makes me feel!
I admit, it was hard not to log something on my dailymile when I got home, but I don't have to know exactly how many miles I run in a month, do I? I know I ran, I know it felt awesome...that's what matters!
Have you ever run without keeping track? What do you think of a challenge like this, do you think you could do it?