I met with Susan, one of the coaches of the tri-team. We spoke about many things but one of the important things is how I am getting in a time funk. How I am so concerned with getting faster, how I should be faster by now, and how do I truly GET faster. Her advice was simple. Concrete.
Get rid of the Garmin for a couple of weeks. Preferably for the three weeks before my training starts for my 1/2 marathon in Virginia. THREE WEEKS? NO GARMIN? SERIOUSLY?
The rationale: I will find my way back to why I love running and stop over analyzing everything. I do like to be organized, I like my charts...yada, yada but I am not a freak about it. I am willing to forgo the Garmin if it will get me out of this funk. Today I tried it for the first time. I am pretty sure I ran a two miler because I've mapped out so many darn places...and I guess I peek at the damn watch sooo much during my runs (hence "lose the watch"). The run was fun, no pressure and I think it will help me get back to why I started in the first place. It's crazy. I feel like everything that is supposed to make things "better" or "more advanced" in our lives today (computers, cell phones, ipads, etc. etc.)...actually takes us so far from what our real goal is- to be happy, do what we love and share it with those we love.
So I will be Garmin(less) for the rest of the month...or two weeks...(can you tell I'm craving it). Anyone want to join me??