Thursday, October 14, 2010

Three bits of randomness ...

It is Thursday after all.

1. After 2 years of owning my Garmin 305, I finally decided to look up how to mark each mile as a lap so I can look at paces after long runs without downloading the data. Why did I wait so long??? I know... The funny thing is I had it on at a race last February. The guy next to me at the start line glanced at this rather large piece of equipment on my wrist and asked me what time it was. I had to admit that I didn't know how to look it up on the Garmin. LOL. He sort of shuffled away from me like I was a big doofus. (Does anyone use that word anymore?). I made it a point to figure that out afterwards. No one has ever asked me since, but if they do I am ready!

2. I have changed up my routine and run after work twice this week instead of getting up early and going to the gym. It has been kind of nice. Weather has been in the 70s and Fall colors are starting to peek out. I am planning to meet back up with my group on Saturday AM to get 12 miles in. They might be shocked to see me 2 weeks in a row. Perhaps I should come bearing gifts. Side note, I ordered the Island Nectar flavor GU that was on special last week and just got it. Is it weird that I am looking forward to my long run so I can try the new flavor? Don't answer that.

3. I am getting my "natural" blond restored on Saturday. Woo hoo! Waaaaaay overdue due to a last minute work meeting that was tossed at me on the day and time of my previous appointment. It felt wrong to tell my boss I couldn't go because I had a hair appointment. Sacrifices must be made.... At this point, I either have to get my hair done or resort to wearing ski caps everywhere to cover my roots while my friends adopt my new nickname of "skunk". decisions, decisions...

9 comments:

Ewa said...

I don't have the time of day set up on any of my screens. I don't really need it. And yes, I feel very silly when people ask me what time it is.

TRI-james said...

Yeah - finding the time is tough. But just hit the mode button and it will be on that screen - just really small.

Stacey said...

I was at the start of a race and realized I had not downloaded my previous run...I had to ask the lady standing next to me how to clear it... I've had my Garmin for 3 yrs...and I am still not sure how to do it. Probably need to read up on it. (:

Jennifer said...

It's funny I have owned my 405 for years to and am still learning how to do stuff. My biggest problem is that without my reading glasses I can't see the screen when running anyway, so I just forget about most of the functions. Have a great weekend!

lindsay said...

Who has the patience to figure out all the bells and whistles of garmin? We just want to charge it up and run! That's my theory as to why no one know how to fully utilize it haha. I know how to check the time on my 405 but that's only bc the bezel has a "TIME" label and you just hit that :)

Hope the long run goes well! And no, havent given up on the biking!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i have the 405 so finding the time is easier and i'm glad...kinda of a freak about knowing the time.

i love fall running...seriously it's the only time I wish I still lived in KC!

Julie @ "Hotlegs Runner" said...

So how do you mark it? haha! I just got my garmin two months ago. I think you just press the LAP button every time you hit your mark right? Not sure. yikes!

new follower here. Added you to my blogroll. =)

Meg said...

My Garmin and I are at odds right now. I don't trust her at all...
I hope your hair appt. goes well, those are always fun days for me!

mountain khaki said...

nice reflections and sentiments..

keep it up..

keep running.