First: Last Friday I did my long run. Since I was going camping and I had Friday off, I figured I'd get it done while I had the extra time and so that I wouldn't have to worry about getting it in later in the weekend. Jordan also did his long run and since he had some marathon pace miles to do, he wanted to use the Garmin. So for the first long run in awhile, I ran without it and I loved it! I'm not sure if it was the cool weather (I was up early to get it done), the lack of checking my wrist, or the audio book I was listening to, but it was almost a blissful long run. I just pushed "Play" and listened to A.J. Jacobs tell me all about his life as an experiment. It was a great run. I think I'll do it more often.
|Not on Friday's long run, but it was a Garmin-less run.|
Third: I finally registered for my race. I guess I kept forgetting to do it and since the fee doesn't go up until sometime in September it wasn't on my "must do now" list. But the other day I remembered and signed up. Hooray! Now I just need to decide if I should run another half just a few weeks later and the day before I start school. I'll be there anyway because Jordan will be running the marathon, but the question is- should I run too?
So- do you like to leave the garmin (or watch, or whatever you might have to help pace you) at home sometimes and just run? If you don't have a GPS or pacing type device- do you want one or do you think it would make running less fun?