I don’t do too many routines that are measurable.

I don’t use tracking devices.

I don’t Max lift.


I never downloaded My Fitness Pal.

My bike has no odometer or speedometer.

Most of what I do, I do by feel. And I think that’s ok.

I hear a lot of expert advice chastising me for not tracking my food, my progress, my weights, my speed. I totally agree there are times when that is appropriate… well, I guess more to the point that there are people for whom it is appropriate. But for some of us, we don’t play that way.


I want to say here and now, and for the record, that for some of us, tracking is stupid. It doesn’t help us. It doesn’t grow us. It doesn’t make us better. So there!

When I have a day where I do an exercise that feels different today than it did yesterday, I’m super stoked. And that’s what happened today!

Ya know that meme that says, “Todays workout is going to be tomorrow’s warm up”? That was me today!

Those days are the ones that make me want to drive harder! Days like today make me really, really, really want it. Because I feel it. Because I feel it! Because I freaking feel it!

I know there are others out there like me. And if that’s you, I’m going to be the one who gives you permission to trash your Garmin, shut off your cadence monitor, or stop your clock. It’s OK to go by feel. If you are like me, going by feel is being real with yourself in ways others can only envy.


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