Saturday, December 28, 2013
4 miles at a snail's pace
Yes, I know they make the sleek sexy ones that are even sized nicely for women's wrists, but I've grown fond of the clunkier version and its features, and that's what I wanted, and I'm actually quite happy with it!
I got it charged up last night hoping to be able to test it out out this morning. This morning, for the first time since I banged my toe, I put on a real pair of shoes (albeit a pair that's a bit large on me) and met a friend for a walk.
Perhaps calling it a "walk" is a bit generous. Between my knee and my toe, it was more like a hobble or shuffle. I managed 4 miles, which is good. But it took an hour and twenty minutes, which is not so good. That's a 20min/mi pace!
Sadly, this is probably the fastest I've actually been able to move for over a week. It's clear that I have a *long* way to go even just to get to a respectable walking pace. On the bright side, I know that I need to start back somewhere, and this definitely counts as a start.
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4 miles is 4 miles so no pressure! I felt the same way when I replaced my 205. I never like my new one as much.ReplyDelete
Once I can work a gadget I don't want to try another one either.ReplyDelete
And don't worry about your pace: you're out there! That's very good.
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What matters is you did 4 miles - no matter how long it took! Good job on getting your miles in!!!ReplyDelete
Yay for starting! It counts!ReplyDelete
I have the 205 and hope it lasts forever. I like seeing everything all on one screen.ReplyDelete
Pace doesn't matter at all at the moment. You did 4 miles!! That's what really matters.ReplyDelete
My mom got one of the sleeker, nicer ones and actually doesn't like it as much as she likes my dad's 305. She said the satellites on it are crappy and seem super inaccurate, so sounds like you made a good choice.ReplyDelete
You are right, it's definitely a start - don't worry about your pace right now! Yay for a new Garmin!! :0)ReplyDelete
New Garmins are exciting regardless of model (and I don't have one yet, just a less fancy Polar, so I really do mean that!). Congratulations on the 4 miles too - as you say, you have to start somewhere and having that behind you is great.ReplyDelete
I reckon 4 miles at that pace with a dodgey toe and knee is pretty damned good if you ask me! Congrats on getting out there... as for the Garmin... I'm eyeing up the 910 for my next purchase, although not until I've swam 30k (the watch reward is my swim carrot!)ReplyDelete