Why TechRadar’s fitness editor is ditching the running watch in January

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

3 tips for mindful running

Get stress out of your system
Before you warm up, take a moment to write down anything that’s bothering you so it’s not circling around in your head while you run.


Leave the headphones at home

Running without music or a podcast lets you be more aware of the world around you.


Disconnect from Strava

Take the pressure off by skipping the competitive networking app.

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

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