Yesterday was Christmas (wahoo!!!) and I was completely spoiled by my husband and kids. I’ve wanted a GPS watch for a while but I’m pretty fickle and couldn’t make up my mind what I wanted to spend a gazillion dollars on. I put it on my wish list with a note that said ‘used off Craigslist was just fine’ because what if I hate it? I did get a used 3rd gen iPad (mine was 1st gen) and a used Garmin Nuvi for my car (which, when I bought it used, had the dock for the gps but no hardware). Notice a theme? Yeah, I’m all for used/cheap. Anyway, for Christmas I got a brandspankingnew Garmin 310XT GPS watch!!! Lucky for me, today was a 7mile day on the training calendar, so I took it for a spin. My guy suggested a one-way run (not off a bridge though) that ended at Red Robin, and even offered to drop me off and meet me at “the finish”. Um, OKAY! Not it only did I kick running butt by only stopping at red lights (well, I stopped…and then started again), but I went 8.11 miles total with a 2 min walking warm up, and a short walk in the parking lot to where my handsome guy was waiting with the best thing ever – my water bottle! Wahoo! Popped a Cherry-Limeaid Nuun tab in there, had the gal at RR fill me up with ice water from the pitcher, then crowed down on a Bacon Guacamole burger with bottomless sweet potato fries.
Spent some quality time with the foam roller once we got home, well, and after I uploaded the data from my Garmin (so COOL!) and have pretty much been a sloth ever since. Tomorrow is a cross training day, or rest. Hmmmmm……..