Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Old Man and the Mail

Well, I was all set to go out for my three mile run tonight.  I did my usual routine.  I got dressed, filled my water bottle, gathered the trash and left.  I got as far as the mailboxes, when I ran into an older neighbor walking his dog.  We started talking and catching up since the last time we spoke.  Next thing I knew, the sun went down, it got dark and 40 minutes went by.  We said goodbye I gathered the mail and walked home.

Even though I didn't make it out for my run tonight, I still felt good.   Before I started Running Without a Watch, I would have been all down on myself and come home and eaten a terrible dinner.  Now I have a different outlook on running.  Even though I didn't run tonight, I came home and ate a healthy dinner with normal portions, followed by some fruit for dessert.

Tomorrow is another day.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fly me to the Moon!

What a run!!  Tonight, I had my fastest run since I started this little project of Running Without a Watch.  How do I know it was a fast run?  I felt it.  It felt great.  I have not had a run like this in a few weeks.  Since I did not have a watch, I had no pressure to do it in a certain time.  I just started to accelerate and then I took off.   I am contemplating signing up for a 10k or half marathon and training for it without a watch.  I will keep you updated.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Welcome to Running Without a Watch.   This blog will help you to lose weight, get in shape and stay positive with your fitness goals.  As someone who has struggled with weight loss and getting in shape for the past 10+ years, I hope my experiences and my story will inspire others to make a change, no matter how small.   

I came up with the title of this blog because I was putting too much pressure on myself to run a certain distance in a certain amount of time. Even though I would take the step to go out and exercise, I would have such a bad workout because I was running too slow or I wasn't running enough distance.  I decided one day to take off my watch.  Since I have started Running Without a Watch over two weeks ago, I have been more consistent in working out almost every day and I have yet to have a bad run.  I feel free when I run and I have less pressure on me.  I have lost 6 pounds since I have started running this way.

I wish each of you much success!