29 Jun '15, 5pm

How a two-ounce running watch weighed one runner down:

How a two-ounce running watch weighed one runner down:

The scene stopped me in my tracks. Literally. Up until that point, my run had been good but not great—the sky was clear, the trail was quiet, it was warm enough for short sleeves. Then I rounded a corner, moving at a pretty good clip, and boom. The sun was hitting this certain tree at just the right angle, making the leaves glow. Seriously. They radiated life. I may have actually said—out loud, to myself—“Wow.” I put my run on hold, standing there awhile just to absorb. Once I'd had my fill of splendor, I resumed my run. As I did, I looked down at my GPS watch to see how much this diversion had cost me, in terms of pace. Which stopped me in my tracks again. What the [Very Bad Word]? was my first thought. Why do I wear this thing? was my second. That second question was meant to be rhetorical. But it got me thinking. I spent the rest of the run trying to come up with a sati...

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