Yesterday’s run was a watchless one.
I didn’t realize that I had forgotten my Garmin until I got to my starting point and there was no way I was driving back home to get it. So, I went out without a watch and it felt really nice and relaxing. I’m guessing I ran about 6 miles total based on how long I was out running.
Runner’s PSA—> If you are hooked on your garmin/paces/mileage/splits/everything… go without a watch every now and then.
I wanted to get in a few strides/fartleks throughout the run and so instead of doing them based on time (I usually do 10 x 1 minute on, 1 minute off) I just randomly went fast until the next stop sign/tree/mailbox/whatever sounded like a good idea a bunch of times with recovery jogs in between.
I went for my run in the middle of the day so it was in the 70s but my body already feels a little bit more adapted than it did a few weeks ago to the warmer weather. WIN.
I took a different route with a lot of different sights. One of the things I really love about running… it gives me time to come across things like this that I would never really notice driving by and just soak them in.
Let’s talk about a few things that have happened since we last talked about our daily life highlights!
*Brooke and I saw Dr. Bennett to stay on top of my IT Band staying happy and Brooke did approximately 140 cartwheels in the waiting room.
*Brooke earned a toy the other day and she went with the play-doh ice cream kit. So if you are wondering what we are doing now daily from 3-5 pm—> we are playing ice cream parlor and it makes me crave ice cream the entire time.
*We ate a fresh mex salad in honor of Cinco de Mayo today.
*Brooke wrote cards for her teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week. When she picked out the donut cards at the store I shed a tear of pride.
*We played with the most fun and energetic chocolate lab I have ever met.
*Brooke takes getting her stamp at the end of gymnastics for doing a good job very seriously. I wish stamps motivated me. I’d be a whole lot more productive in life.
*Last night we spent a lot of time outside which Brooke was clearly upset about.
*First round of the season. The three necessary summer ingredients.
*I have a feeling this is going to be a weekly thing for us.
*Only problem—> she wanted her s’more without chocolate and I don’t know how I feel about this.
*DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE SHIRT THAT YOU NEED!!!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!!! What is your favorite Mexican dish?
Any fun s’more variations that you have tried?
How often do you run without a watch or phone tracking your distance?
How often do you take a new running route?