This evening I went for a 4 mile run on the roads around our house. I went for my run sans watch, which is a pretty big deal for me. I have absolutely no idea how long my run took and I don’t know the distance down to the hundredths like I usually do.
Usually if I decide to run without my Garmin, I still wear my Timex watch. But today I decided to be a “zen runner” (isn’t that what they called it in Spirit of the Marathon??). There were two times that I had to stop at intersections because of cars, and each time I reached down to stop my watch only to find nothing there. It made me laugh both times, and I bet the passing cars thought I was smiling because I got to stop during my run.
I also had two unplanned pick ups during my run today (sooo technically I ran fartleks today), when I got chased by a smallish brown dog. This house has a larger white dog that has a collar on for their invisible fence, but today I learned that the small dog does not wear one. It ran out into the road and proceeded to chase me down the road. Usually I can outrun small dogs without too much effort, but this guy was kind of fast. I had to pick it up on the way out and again on my way back to the house. On the way home I encountered him after coming up a big hill, which made things interesting.
When I filled out my running log for today’s run, it bothered me that the time box was just empty. I fixed this by putting “NT” for no time, which made me feel a tiny bit better at least.
Don’t mind my inability to remember that there are 30 days, not 31, in April. I don’t think today’s run was anything spectacular anyway. My legs were a bit sore and tired feeling and I was also tired. I was up in the middle of the night last night with a migraine, and that always makes me really tired the next day. I usually get them about once a month and each time I feel like I’m going to die. But once again, I survived.
I have something new and exciting (and scary) happening tomorrow! Stay tuned! And there are big things happening in the world of chicks… but you will have to wait until Sunday to hear about them 🙂
Do you ever go out running without a watch? Does it bother you?
Do you get migraines? What do you do for them?
Yes, and they almost always happen in the middle of the night. I take Excedrin and put ice packs on my head/neck.
Do you keep a running/workout log?