Searching for satellites

July 29, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

First things first!

Giant thanks and love to my genius friend Michael Lum, who designed this beautiful new header for me. I think it looks amazing and I’m really happy with it. I hope you like it too!

Now, on to a slightly less pleasant subject: running.

I did manage to drag myself out of bed to run this morning; I think I did 5.4 miles in about 59 minutes. It’s nasty out there. It’s super hot and so disgustingly muggy. Yuck. So, not a great run for me. But at least I got the miles in. Miles, miles, miles: that’s all that matters at this point.

I think I did 5.4 miles in 59 minutes, rather than know, because the Garmin has been having trouble finding those satellites. No satellites = no timing, no mapping, no pacing. I wish I had all day to stand on the corner and wait for my watch to get a signal, but alas. So, I started running at 6th Avenue, but I didn’t start recording until I got to 8th Avenue. I guesstimated how long it took me to cover that distance, and that’s how I came up with 59 minutes.

The Garmin has been kind of a stinkah lately! It didn’t find satellites at all in the park on Tuesday, so I couldn’t record my run. Boo.

Tonight I’m taking the train to Rhode Island and tomorrow morning I’m going to do my 12 mile long run on the streets of Borington. I have two hydration plans. First, I mapped the distance from my parents’ house to my Grammy’s house and it’s 5.5 miles, which means Gram is a perfect half way point (I’ll just add in a little extra zig zagging here and there). I’m sure she’ll be glad to give me a nice big glass of water (it’s a surprise, though, so if you talk to her, don’t tell her I’m coming!). Second, I’m thinking of getting a Camelbak. I’ve read about some people doing that on long runs and I’m intrigued, since I never got the hang of wearing the fuel belt.

I’ll let you know how it all goes on Monday! Have a great weekend.

P.S. Don’t forget that Thursday is run club night – Chuck will be leading in my absence. 6:30 at the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park, near the loop.

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  1. have fun in Rhode Island. what’s up with the satellites? Government conspiracy?

  2. probably. obama was here yesterday.

    happy weekend!

  3. I told Chuck earlier that I am in a fight with my Garmin. If we can’t hash it out by 6.30 tonight the Garmin will be staying home. 🙂 sorry you are also having some issues. BOO. Have a great weekend and hope you find satellites.

    • oh no! I really hope you two work it out before running tonight. have fun and see you next week!

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