As a gadget-obsessed runner, I refer to running without my Garmin and iPod as “running naked.” I may have done it once, as part of a #runchat challenge last year, or by accident, when I got to my running path and realized that I left my Garmin at home and my iPod was dead, but it certainly is not how I prefer to run.
I even wore two Garmins when I was comparing
my old 405 to my new Forerunner 10!
I know there are good reasons to leave my Garmin at home once in while, and other reasons to run without music, but I love getting lost in my tunes as I run, and I like reviewing all the data that my Garmin collects.
Last week I had a different experience of feeling naked. When I got to work, I realized that I had forgotten to put on earrings. It drove me crazy the whole day. If the Starbucks downstairs sold earrings, I would have run down to buy some,
especially even if they looked like little coffee cups. I felt like I was missing a piece of myself, even though I knew I probably was the only one who noticed, since my hair pretty much covered up my ears.
I think you can see a glimmer from my earrings.
Another thing I kept noticing last week was how my hair smelled! I usually use this Rene Furterer shampoo from my hair stylist
but I was using samples of this L’Occitane shampoo for a change.
I don’t think that the fragrance was any stronger than my regular shampoo, but it was different enough that it caught my attention every once in a while–in a pleasant way. 🙂
Is there something that you usually wear that you feel naked without?
Are you loyal to one specific shampoo or do you try different shampoo brands?