Sunday will mark my first ever watchless/Garmin-free race. Even when I first started running why back in the day, I at least wore a basic Timex. I've gone back and forth about whether to wear my watch for the race and yesterday after talking it over with one of my friends, we decided the timing devices should stay home.
I've been running without my Garmin for about 2 weeks now and it's definitely been touch and go, but on Saturday I had a very good run without it - probably because part of the run was with a friend and another couple miles was with someone I had just met and was able to talk with. 14 miles actually felt fun (at least until the last couple miles anyway).
I'm a little stressed about needing to do race-day packet pickup (because my girl has a track meet out of town during the expotique) but at least the race is in my town so it shouldn't be too bad. I'm a little sad to not be rep'ing for Another Mother Runner this year too, but maybe Gazelle Girl will be able to have us back next year.
My goal for Sunday is going to be to simply have fun and maybe make some new friends on the course. There will be no aims for PRs. Just go out and run with a couple thousand of my closest girlfriends.
The new little charm for my necklace at the end will be icing on the cake.