Back in June I said Whoop changed my life, but lately I’ve fallen out of love.
It’s still a great device. A great tool. It’s helped me improve my sleep habits, and the importance of recovery. I love all that. It got me back on track with running.
Lately, though, it just doesn’t bring me any joy. It’s not really adding anything, and at $30/mo, that’s not good math.
My buddy Dino put it best – if it helped you create some good habits, it was worth it. He’s right.
I had a run coach once. That wasn’t forever. And neither is Whoop, I guess. That’s okay.
I run because of skies like the one above. I run to blow off steam, to work out some of the stress of life, and work, and everything else.
Adding a Garmin watch, and the Whoop… oh wait, gotta make sure they’re both charged. Wait, this one is saying HR is way up, this one is stuck at 80bpm. What?
I just want my running to slow and low, without adding more stress to my day. COVID has really crossed off a lot of the big races and events that I’d do this fall. I’m going rouge, going solo, keeping to myself, and running with some good people, that’s about it.
A season for all things. I’ll still recommend the Whoop to anyone who asks. It’s just not for me anymore.