7 days ago
Are you a data junkie? 🙋🏼♀️ I am. I loooove all the info that all the tech give, but when do you feel like it might be too much?
I can easily become fixated on what I think my data ‘should’ be. I should be meeting my step count. I should be tracking days to my next race. I should be notified every 12 seconds so I don’t miss anything.
We need time away from the data. We need time to be human.
So even with all the things that this amazing watch can do, it can do something pretty incredible in today’s climate, and
Garmin allows you to set your watchface and they have several that are just plain backgrounds. Notice there’s not even a battery display or the date on this watchface. Just the time. Just a watch. .
We need time to just be. No buzzing, no tracking, no monitoring. Now don’t get me wrong, all the data is still available if I ever want to look at it, but not having it front and center on my wrist is a big step. And while I’m in marathon recovery mode, who cares how many steps I took or how long before my next race? I love that Garmin allows us to see all the things, or none of the things.
I’m keeping it simple these days, and one day when the time is right, all the data will be back, tracking me to another PR. —————————————>
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I also need a data break!! I’m obsessed counting my daily steps, and checking how I’m doing in my weekly challenge 🤦🏻♀️
My Garmin’s watch face is also just analog! I’ve been less concerned with the the data and just enjoying whatever activity I’m doing.
I love my Garmin!!!
I don't wear my garmin unless I'm running, but I'm also taking a break from the normal data inputs. It feels weird but I know it's good for my brain to "detrain" a little after the past 4 months.
I am very much a data junkie. I love numbers!! I love that watch too!
Yes! Although the controlling part of me likes tracking all the things, I am never better off for it. I still Track most of my runs, but that’s it. I don’t need anything else taking up space in my brain!
My Garmin and I are taking a break. I miss the actual time part of my watch 😂😂😂
Love you girl!! 🙌🏼💕
I try and run once a week data free 😁 it’s nice because it reminds you of the natural beauty of running.
I do love my data!!
Well said! Some days I get so obsessed with my steps and it’s just one more thing to stress about. Thanks for the reminder!
I love the data too, but being bombarded with it every time I look at the time is overwhelming for me. I just have a plain watch face too. I can go look for the data when I need it.
Yeah it gets ahold of you haha xx
@juannguyenrunning this is a very good point. We can put all our eggs in the tech basket and forget that there’s a lot more to running than what is displayed on a screen.
@susanareyna1 Yes I was too! I knew it was normal for marathon training but afterwards I knew I needed to just “be” and I’m so happy I can still wear my Garmin and not have the data temptation right there!
@ashthefit yes! Sounds perfect!
@lynn_runs I love mine too! It is the BEST piece of running gear I own!
@shoeswatchrun so true! We need that! ❤️
@3280run exactly! My Type A personality loves the data, but my spirit knows I need to take a break every so often.
@nebraskarunner go get yourself a plain watch face my friend!
@jmrsunshine backatcha! How are you feeling?
@longrunohm so true. I think back sometimes to how I ran with no watch at all when I first started running and it’s a novel idea at this point!
@go.mama.go yes friend, change that face to nothing but the time and see how you feel!
@sandie713 yep, it’s always there in the app!
@isamarathoner lol 😂 seems so 1970’s
Couldn’t agree more. This is why I have forced myself to not buy an Apple Watch😂😂
How long does it take you to recover from a marathon?
😘una foto perfecta🌤️
6 days ago
Love this post. Thanks Melissa. Happy Friday friend.
Which watch face is that?
@jenna.runs.fit it’s called Rose Gold and it’s by Garmin
@run4daysss oh gosh yes. Notifications out the ying yang
@runner_dad26.2plus I usually take 7-10 days off running. I’ll do other things like yoga after a few days.
@eatrunride happy Friday!
@isamarathoner God bless you 😂 I can’t make it past 2 days.
5 days ago
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