Ran yesterday without my garmin… actually, I didn’t even bring a watch. It felt a little bit disconcerting at the start not knowing how fast or how far or how long I’ve already been running. I just ran it by feel. If I felt I was breathing too hard, I’d slow down. If it felt too easy, I’d pick up the pace. If I felt I can go further, I took another step.
In the end, running without the distraction of trying to maintain a certain pace or trying to reach a certain distance was quite liberating.
It was just me, the road, and my surroundings… just as how it was in the beginning.