Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Garmin tried to kill me

I was so excited on my way to get my new Garmin Forerunner 305!-This was me being excited. I swear

I could hardly wait to get home to open this sucker up!

I got it out of the box and had no idea what half of the stuff was for......I looked in the book and saw that it had to charge for 3 whole hours before I could use it! I read the book and by the time it was charged I set my profile and set the laps to the km setting.

This thing is huge (that's what she said).........

And off I went!-At first I was thinking it was cool out since it had rained all day.....Nope.....HUMID....I was sweating like no one business.

Ok-So new things on this run that WILL never be repeated-I carried that stupid water bottle with me! Couldn't find my regular one-I will be getting a new one-Tomorrow! I also drank a whole bottle of G2 about an hour before my run-Dumb-Just sayin' I had the WORST side stitch ever.....sucked-=And I had no music as I was going out the door I saw my MP3 was dead and said screw it! Just one of those days....I wasn't feeling it and normally I would have just taken it kinda easy on the 8k run-But since I had the Garmin I didn't want my pace too low. I was averaging about 5:15 km (8:20something miles) Not great but not terrible-Long story short I wanted to throw up!

My neighbours think I am nuts already so laying on my front lawn and taking my own picture is totally fine-They don't even flinch at things like this anymore.....Whatever-They are weird too.....
Final time8km (5 miles)-42:15-bah
I have some work to do if I am gonna go a 50 min 10k in 2 weeks.
I think I had hives or something by the time I was done....

I was pretty excited for dinner-
Massive salad included
Salad mix, avocado, tomato, cucumber, green beans, feta, chick peas-
Dressing was-
Greek yogurt, rice wine vinegar, lemon juice, honey and poppy seeds.....
So good-

No I am just trying to figure out how to display my Gramin results on the blog like I see others do -But I DO.NOT.GET.IT! If anyone knows how that would be great!

6 comments:

~ Cynthia ~ said...

I just started downloading my info on http://connect.garmin.com From there you can snap pics of your laps or all the other good stuff! You have to set your watch to read each Km though. Let me know if you need more help :)

Chels said...

I think many people think that I am a little crazy with all the pictures I take...taking them eating my lunch, walking through the mall or a random store, while I run...the joys of blogging!

sarah said...

I love my Garmin! It's the best thing I ever bought myself!!! Enjoy it!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Hooray for a Garmin! I upload all my info to Garmin Connect too, then they give a neat little page of info for each run.

Julia said...

yeahhhhh!!! SO pumped for your garmin! and that salad looks yummy :) I usually just do a screen shot of my garmin results page and then upload it as a picture into my post!

Kelly said...

No Garmins were harmed during the writing of this post. ;0)