As runners, it seems as though we have or own version of "would you rather". Would you rather run a hilly route on a cool day or a flat fast route on a scorching hot day? Would you rather PR or have the most fun race of your life? Things like that.
Well when it comes to running equipment, I don't like to play that game. I like to have everything I need. However, if someone were to ask me if I would rather have my ipod or my Garmin I'd have to say this......................
I didn't ever think I could run without music but in ACTUALITY, I have done ALL my Disney races (except Tower of Terror) without my own music. (Perhaps that is why TOT was one of best races). But anyway, Yes, I think music definitely makes my runs go better, but I've realized that I don't need it to have a good run.
On the other hand, I am totally dependent on my Garmin. I know I need to lessen this attachment and run more on feel, but since I've starting running intervals again, I need that constant beeping to keep me on track. I am addicted to my Garmin like some runners are addicted to running selfies (yes, you know those runners). They are the runners that need that selfie for their #Proof that their run really happened. Like them, I need the #Proof of my Garmin (although the Garmin is just for me. I don't make a habit of posting the results on social media). If my Garmin dies mid run, I actually feel like giving up. Because after all what's the point of finishing the run if I can not collect any data from it and see how I did? I say this with a bit of sarcasm, but it is true that I feel totally defeated if my Garmin dies and I can not see my progress (or lack there of). -M
Is there one thing you "must have" on your runs? Do you need the #Proof?