Why TechRadar’s fitness editor drops the running watch in January

As much as I love my running watch (I’ve been lucky enough to try lots of great running watches, but the Garmin Instinct Solar is still my favorite), I prefer to leave it in a drawer in early January and go out with bare wrists .

3 tips for mindful running

Get stress out of your system
Before warming up, take a moment to write down something that bothers you so that it does not circle around your head while you run.

Leave the headphones at home

Running without music or a podcast allows you to become more aware of the world around you.

Disconnect from Strava

Take away the pressure by skipping the competitive networking app.

It’s not permanent and I still do not go out without a phone just in case of an emergency, but it’s a good time to remind myself that I do not need technology to enjoy running. When you allow yourself to enter the zone, the simple joy of movement is enough.

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