I wish I'd realized, at the time, that the fatigue which kept me from checking my watch was actually the consequence of not training effectively. This turned out to be equally true of my tunnel vision. As soon as I started training to heart rate, I felt more comfortable. I was listening to my body and working within my limits. I could look at my watch or around the neighborhood, even chat with other runners! For the first time, I was actually able to enjoy myself and experience flow when I was running.
As I've gotten older, I've become more concerned about finding, or creating, balanced fitness programs. Because I've become more focused on health and wellness, I want to ensure I'm working out my entire body. I also want to strike a balance between strength and cardio. Perhaps most importantly, as part of my self-care practice, I [...]