Sometimes the only measure you need...is that you did it.
I get as wrapped up in the "numbers" as anyone else. Maybe even more so! I get so focused on keeping my heart rate in a certain place, monitoring effort, hitting a ceratin pace and hitting specific mileage that I lose sight of the world around me...literally.
How could I not SEE this?! My favorite trail on a crisp New England afternoon. I mean of course I had my HRM/GPS on me..I just wasn't looking at it every 5 seconds. Haha! A great 6mi trail run, on my favorite trail...that I never really noticed until today. I always gauged the trail by "x" distance and the sets of hills and downhills...but its so damned pretty. The flora, the fauna and running beside that lake...so peaceful. Weird how all my agitation with training (or not training as mush as I've been wanting to) just melted away. Talk about
finding your moment of zen. The world got a little better after that
run. Now if I could just do better with time management to get work doe, my art projects and more training runs like this.