For Easter, I made one of my favorite desserts that I get in Paris – les tartes aux fruit (fruit tarts, in case you can’t figure that out).¬† My tarts are pretty flippin’ awesome, I must say.¬† The crust is sweet and crunchy.¬† The¬†cr√®me p√Ętissi√®re is like heaven.¬† And the fruit makes you feel a teensy bit less guilty about eating them.
While taking the tart crusts out of the oven, I managed to burn my wrist.¬† I’m really talented like that.¬† The spot on my wrist is right next to where I wear my Garmin.¬† So that if I were to run wearing my Garmin, it would inevitably rub on my burn.¬† I know – poor me.
Because wearing my watch on my right wrist feels about as comfortable as wearing my running shorts backwards, I opted to go watchless for my run today instead.¬† My last watchless run was sometime soon after the Baltimore Marathon and I remember that it felt great.¬† I promised myself I would go watchless more often, but here I am 6 months later finally doing another watchless run.¬† It was so nice to not obsess over my pace and the distance I’d covered.¬† It didn’t stop me from thinking several times “I wonder what my pace is.¬† I bet it’s really slow.¬† I feel so slow.”¬† I had to tell my brain to shut up a few times.¬† I also kept trying to pause my watch when I had to stop to cross the street, but there was no watch on my wrist.¬† I looked down at my wrist to check my watch no less than 20 times out of habit.
I thought I ran about 5 or 6 miles, but when I mapped it out on Map My Run, I actually ran 6.83.¬† You know what I thought when I saw that? Man, if I had my watch on, I would have known my distance and could have made it an even 7.¬† Le sigh.¬† It’s an obsession!¬† Even so, I had a great run with Zain.¬† He talked to me pretty much non-stop which is always entertaining.
Thank you, tarts, for burning me and thus allowing me to have a peaceful run.¬† I really am going to make an effort to go watchless more often so that I can allow myself to have a more relaxed run.
Do you run watchless? If so, how often do you do it?