Thursday, March 24, 2011

Not the best running day

Something was just off today.  I woke up early enough to go for at least a 3-5 mile run this morning.  I hopped onto my new treadmill (new to me, but used) and began my run.  That's when everything bad began.  The treadmill's belt seems to be too loose.  I decided to still give it a try though since it was dark out when I began my run.

Within the first .50 miles of my run though, the GPS kept shutting off.  Not once, not twice, but four different times!  VERY IRRITATING!!!  I know I could run without my GPS but I am really trying to log my miles right now and I prefer to use that tool to help me out.  I decided it was time to give up for the morning and try again after work.

Once I was off work, I decided to give the treadmill another shot.  Bad news, same thing kept happening.  I hung in there for 1.15 miles but the loose track and bad GPS was so frustrating that I took myself outside and went for a quick lap around the neighborhood. 

I'm glad I did!  I paced my fastest mile of the year to date 7'55"/mile.  WOOHOO!  I think all that anger was helpful in today's run.  I only accomplished 1 more mile though because it was starting to rain.  Like I said, today just was not the best running day for me.  I hope it went better for everyone else!


  1. So frustrating but 7:55/mile?! That's AWESOME!! Good job on not giving up and getting a good run in!

  2. I hate when little things like that can potentially ruin a good jog. Glad to hear about your mile time. Jealous? You bet I am you brat! ;-)

    Seriously, great job!