Featured Post

Using An App To Help Me Stay On Path

Image
Hello there you blank beautiful screen. It's been awhile. I took a little time last week to just step back, disconnect, and honestly breathe. I felt myself needing a breather and a moment to adjust to going back to work (part-time), Lil Man going to school full time, soccer and running for him, and just daily life. You know what I mean.

My typical morning is starting to consist of some type of early morning workout, rushing home to get lunches made, making sure I'm back in time so hubby can get to work, grabbing a quick shower, getting Lil Man to the bus stop, finally getting breakfast for me, packing my work bag, getting laundry started, cleaning up the kitchen, taking the dogs in and out and in and out...  and if possible I try to get caught up on email/social media before I head into work.

But I'm back and feeling a little more like I have things under control. I think I'm finding

#TuesdayTidbit - Run Naked

This week's #TuesdayTidbit is Run Naked - and I'm not talking about running without clothing. :) Although there are some organized races here that are clothing optional.

But I'm referring to ditching the watch, running without being a slave to time, distance, and pace.


On more than one occasion, I've hit a running rut - and usually that happens when I'm allowing myself to be consumed by the watch. Instead of feeling great that I went and ran 3 miles, I felt defeated because they were so 'slow'.

This hamstring injury hasn't been a short lived injury - instead it's lasted longer than any injury that I've ever had. And, I'm still not 100% well. But as I'm able to run more, lately I've felt discouraged at my lack of speed and overall running ability. And comparing myself to my former non-injured self has been detrimental.

And because of this I've decided that it's time that I started running naked for awhile. I want to get back to basics - running for the joy of running. Running without focusing on pace or distance is a great way to get out (and stay out) of a running rut.

Although I am trying to keep track of my mileage this year. (I like to look back at the end of the year and see how many miles I've run.) So I will either track my distance with either an app on my phone, or maybe by putting my running watch in my running belt, or wearing my watch backward.

Regardless of which method I choose that day, I plan to run without being a slave to pace, my overall time, or a certain distance. I plan to run free and naked.


It's quite liberating - maybe you should try it sometime.

Do you ever run 'naked'?


I'm A Top Health & Fitness Blogger @ Top Mommy Blogs - Please Click To Give Me A Vote




 If you like my blog, or this post, please take a moment to share it with friends. 


Share this on Facebook?

Comments

  1. I'm doing a mileage challenge, and I need to keep track of my miles. So I always use my Garmin. But I don't always look at it while I'm running!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's me.. I want to keep up with my yearly mileage.. so I"m wearing my watch (or using an app for trail).. but trying not to focus on the pace :)

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The Perfect Night In With Tyson Foods and Redbox

Saying Goodbye To My Obsession With Food

Get Outside And Play #YearRoundPlay