Start. Run. Stop. In my second day of disregarding the watch/splits/times, I have to say I feel free. I may be on to something here. I have now set my goal to do the week without a real emphasis on my watch. I hit it for 45 minutes today, a little more healthy of a pace, but still comfortable. If you pressed me, based on what I felt, I would say I ran around 5-5.5 miles total. Really though, I don't care. Without the watch, it kind of feels less like a job to run.
I also find myself paying attention a lot more to what I am thinking about, in my head, regarding work, home, recreation, etc. Let's not kind ourselves, a moderation of everything is the best road to take, whether it's working out, nutrition, work parameters, whatever. It's just at this current juncture, I am down with the freedom and contemplating how long it is going to last.