Today was chock full of excuses and I didn't use any of them! I got to bed last night at 10:30pm and allowed myself to sleep in because I was going out for a run on my lunch break (yay, telework!). I had charged up the Garmin a couple days ago and unplugged it because it was fully charged. I had no idea that it would lose all of it's charge by the time I was ready to go out for my run today. Excuse number one.
I was super excited about comparing the Nike+ and Garmin on my run so I decided to download some new songs for my IPOD :) Ok, it was going to happen at some point anyway but the new fun toy was a great reason to do it today. Anyway, I couldn't find my IPOD. After tearing up my house, I found the IPOD only to realize that I can't get it to play any music. (FYI: I'm a little dumb and instead of using the athletic band on my arm to hold the IPOD, I clipped it to my shirt....right under my chin where a ton of drops of sweat fall....hello, water damage) I usually just keep touching the screen until the music starts playing but today it wasn't responding. Excuse number two.
By the time I gave up on the IPOD that took forever to find and strapped on all my gear, my lunch break was almost halfway over and I wasn't going to be able to complete my 5.5 mile loop. Excuse number three. I ignored the excuses and went out to run an abbreviated route anyway!
It turns out the Nike+ isn't as far off as I thought. The Garmin said 3.28 miles and the Nike+ 3.25. I finished in 29:21 with a 8:56 minute/mile! BAM! I am so excited to see that my Nike+ is actually pretty accurate. Can you image how good running will be when I get down to a healthier body fat percentage?!
|Perfect after-run snack|
- strong legs
- My Daddy
How many gadgets do you wear when running?