[Groan] It was 6:00 AM and already hot and humid. But I needed to do two things this morning. Get my first serious run in after doing the Milwaukee Half Marathon....and try out my new Garmin Forerunner. It's so geeky. And so big and clunky. I wanted to use it during that Milwaukee race, but I just couldn't get the hang of it in time. So my trusty 10-year-old Timex Ironman - the one with the well-worn velcro strap and recently replaced battery - did faithful duty as my timekeeper during that race.
But then, as all bad starts do, things got better as I found my groove in the second mile. A quick glance at the face of the Garmin now and then to look at the time, and things seemed to be going okay.
When I finished my run I still couldn't remember how to stop the timer and only managed to bump the thing up to lap 6. Geez!!
Reading glasses on and instruction manual in hand, I figured out how to stop the dadgum thing, and I figured out that what I thought was distance was calories burned (without the imaginary decimal that I thought I was seeing).
Well, I was pretty certain that, when I set the device up, I selected distance not calories as one of the display choices. So, back to the drawing board to get that fixed in the set-up menu.
Maybe the next run will go better!