Tonight’s theme was Hills. Several people from my running club were meeting for the sole purpose of running up and down Gunningsville Boulevard. It doesn’t make sense to run up a hill and then turn around and run down the hill. Nor does it make sense to do that 4 or 5 times. But I am a sucker for peer pressure so I met at the designated place at the designated time.
When I glanced at my wrist to see what time it was I was horrified to see that there was no Garmin there! I forgot my Garmin on Hills night! What to do…? I didn’t have many options. I could have drove the 3k to my house to get it, but I decided to just run without it. And it wasn’t so bad.
After a nice 10-15 minute warmup we tackled the hill. I almost died! I actually stopped and walked halfway up. Then I kicked my own ass and ran the rest of the way to the top. Going down was easy, and I was able to do the next 3 Reps without pausing.
I have no idea what my pace was, or my elevation and to my surprise it really doesn’t matter. It was a nice treat to not glance at my wrist every 2-3 minutes and just run by feel. I do track my monthly distance so I created a manual workout in Garmin Connect and Strava. Based on everyone else’s data, my distance tonight was somewhere around 6.5k. That’s good enough for me.