A couple of weeks ago I did something different. I ran without any watch/device/app tracking my distance or pace. And I loved it!

It was actually by accident – I was rushing around, set off without it and couldn’t be bothered to go back for it. Just me, my iPod and a lovely summers night.  I have no clue how far I went – I was out for about an hour and a half, did a few hills, a bit of trail, found a new route – it was great.

There was no pressure, no comparing splits, no analysing numbers – it was actually quite liberating.

Sometimes we get too fixated on numbers. Be honest, how many times have you run back and forth past your own house trying to round up that last mile? Or got annoyed with yourself because you ran slower than last week? A run is a run – regardless of time.

So, I challenge you – go for one run this week. No tracking, just running. You’ll love it – I promise.