I couldn’t have asked for a better day for my 20 mile run! Clear skies and sunny, about 45 degrees (although honestly it doesn’t feel quite that cold out).
I’m getting ready to head out and just though I would write a quick pre-run post. My new Garmin came in yesterday and I spend awhile last night getting it set up – the hardest part was changing the darn wrist strap! The one it came with was way too big (I always have this problem, I have oddly small wrists), so I needed to change it to one of the adjustable velcro ones – NOT an easy task!
This is what my kitchen table looked it:
The watch came with this tiny tool that you are supposed to use the “compress” the pins to be able to take off and switch the straps, but of course I immediately broke it. I almost gave up and shoved the whole thing back in the box (I am not known for my patience), but I finally managed to get the original strap off and put the smaller one on. Honestly the watch still looks like a grandfather clock on my tiny wrist and I’m worried it will be uncomfortable, but I guess I’ll find out today on my run!
So I just finished breakfast (oatmeal with brown sugar and walnuts, OJ & coffee):
And have my running clothes all out and ready to go:
I have two hour long podcasts and some music cued up (I like to plan out what I’m going to listen to for a long run so I’m not trying to fiddle with my iPod).
Now I’m just going to jump in the shower, stretch for a bit, pack up my “fuel” and I’m off!
See you in 20 miles!
P.S. I just signed up for Twitter, @dnardi710 – if you want to follow me I may tweet a few times along the way!