As some of you saw on Twitter yesterday I am apparently an idiot when it comes to IT stuff. Although I am on a computer downloading/uploading daily I couldn’t, for the life of me, figure out how to get my new Garmin 405 to sync to my computer.
I spent an hour downloading, registering, re-registering, downloading and getting extremely irritated all to get my run to “wirelessly sync” to my computer. HOLY FRICKEN NIGHTMARE. I had to walk away and take a shower to refocus. For those of you that have a Garmin why is it so complicated to get the thing set up? For Peet’s sake, it should be a one step process. With Nike I just had to plug my GPS watch into the USB drive (just like the sportband) and whamo, I was logged in to view my info. One step. Simple = awesome.
I finally found online tech support and got it to work. Woohooo! Once I got logged in I saw these beautiful splits from my Monday morning run!
The first 4 miles were hilly and hard. I was tired and had to really talk myself into continuing on. I got an easy downhill at 5 and started to feel good. At miles 6-7 and hit a TON of red lights but I knew I was getting close to a path where I would be able to just run. Once I got there I got into a groove and never looked back. The last 3 miles were mostly flat with a few gentle rollers and I kicked it into gear. It felt so good!
I have been wavering back and forth about Carlsbad. This run was definitely a confidence booster. I NEED these kind of runs to keep me going.
I can’t believe we only have 5 days left in 2011. How are you going to ring in 2012?!