When running stops being fun...

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RunningmanSTL
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When running stops being fun...

Post by RunningmanSTL » Tue May 26, 2015 4:16 pm

Running has become a chore for me lately. It is not as relaxing as it used to be and I think the cause is my new technology; it is a double-edged sword. While I love the data, it seems to kill some of the joy.

I'm curious if you think the "quantitative" side of running hinders the spiritual side? I found that since EVERYTHING is so easily measurable now (steps, calories, splits, ect), my focus is on that and running has lost some of its fun. This past weekend, I left the watch in the car and went on a long and leisurely run. With no results in mind, I finished more relaxed and refreshed. Perhaps letting go of the “economical” side of exercise will enhance the “spiritual” and "relaxing" side of exercise.

Any thoughts?

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