i'm having a serious love/hate relationship right now...his first name is Garmin, last name is Forerunner, suffix is XT. he was a mail order kind of thing and was dropped off at my doorstep on friday. i placed him on top of the kitchen table and decided that i'd have more time on saturday to play around and get him all set up versus trying to rush to have it ready for our saturday ride. i really don't like doing things half-assed. i'll be back to this in a moment but let me tell you about saturday's fabulous ride in the hills.
we had a guest rider with us. actually, we had three but one in particular is a fellow blogger. some of you are familiar with him...IronBob.
|here he is at ironman st. george, utah!! |
ok, back to my garmin. not the one pictured above but same kind of message sort of. i'm not one to give up easy on things. i do sometimes have to walk away and give myself a break from all the troubleshooting. it makes my mind spin out of control. i think i'm getting closer to figuring it out though. the actual unit works flawlessly. i've used it on a bike ride and a run so far and LOVE it! i had some trouble with pairing the unit with the ANT stick but finally got that to work. what i'm having a problem with now is trying to transfer the workout data to 'mygarmin' so i can actually see the data. i've gotten as far as where the data begins to transfer and says so on the garmin screen and shows on my PC screen that it is transferring but it never fully completes. i left it going last night thinking maybe i wasn't being patient enough (not one of my virtues) and when i got up this morning to check it, it was in the exact same mode. nothing transferred. i'm not sure what to do. again, i had to step away from the computer before i went and grabbed joel's baseball bat in the garage to take care of business. so i guess it's back to the garmin forum to see what the hell the deal is. but i'll leave that for later. if anyone has had this happen and you know the trick, please let me know.
on the training front, all has been going well. doing all of my workouts as planned. i had a very good 10 mile run yesterday and really enjoyed using the garmin. it was nice to know what my actual pace was and i like how it vibrates and beeps when you hit each mile. my last 2 miles were the fastest.
in other news, i decided not to post my weekly numbers anymore. instead, i'll just post them at the end of each month. mostly because i'm finding that i don't really get time to blog over the weekend and by the time i do, the numbers are 3 days old, so who cares at that point...i know i don't.
that's all i got for now. lately, jc and i have been experiencing a serious case of the Monday's everyday of the week it seems. me thinks we need to get a way for a while...
|one of my favorite beaches...ft. desoto. about an hour drive from our house!|