After an exhausting weekend (sadly with no running), I had a FABULOUS run yesterday. I wish I could say that the weekend was exhausting for any other reason than having a sick 10 month-old and 4 year-old. Collin had been coughing for a few days and missed school on Friday, but it was William who did us in on Saturday morning.


The poor baby woke up on Saturday morning having a hard time breathing and barking like a seal—yep, croup! 🙁 Off to the pediatrician we went, home after a steroid injection and a loaner nebulizer. Thankfully, he is snotty, but on the mend. My much-needed run got me out of the house yesterday for a dose of vitamin D and some beautiful beach views that always perk me up.

I went sans GPS watch or iPhone running app, and I’m committed to running that way for a while. Things have been kind of stressful around here lately, and the last thing I want my runs to do is have me stressed about paces or workout intervals. I have decided to map out the routes in advance (so I know how many miles I’m getting for 10-miler training) and that’s the only thing I’ll be tracking.

I have done this before and I can’t tell you how liberating it is to run without tracking ANY statistics! I love technology, but it’s addictive, invasive, and near impossible to get away from. For a while, my runs are going to be 100% unplugged, and you know what? I am SO looking forward to it! 🙂 It will be a new kind of challenge. I’m sure I will be curious about paces and where I’m at fitness wise, but I think the mental relaxation will be so worth it!

Jessica Morrison

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