Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Well, now that I know why I'm not losing weight, I should be doing something about it... but today I ate above my calorie range again! Argh... I went to the new Tea Room in town today with my friend, Gordon. He got there first, and said that he was the wrong sex and I was the wrong age: it was full of old ladies! There were some men there, but they all looked a little pained. A younger man came in when we were finishing his meal, and he definitely had the look of "OH SH*T" on his face... But it was good! I had a shepherd's pie and Gordon had a chicken pot pie. We split some bread pudding for dessert.
Airin made muffins and quiche for dinner - both of which were tasty.
SO... today I tried out my new Garmin Forerunner 405 for a 3 mile run. It tracked my distance very well, and my time. Also my minutes per mile. I had a few walk breaks, which it didn't really know what to do with, but overall it was fine. It turns out I did 3.05 miles in about 35:30, which is not a PR for me, but I did take a couple walk breaks (each about 45 seconds) and it wasn't a race so I wasn't pushing as hard. So, I am faster than I used to be last year. And I'll get faster at my 5K now that I'm training for a 10K. Saturday this week, I'm supposed to run 4 miles.
A couple people in the reviews complained that the bezel is sensitive and that they would be doing stuff with the watch while they were running, or the battery would die while they had it in their gym bag - but by pressing the two side buttons simultaneously it locks the bezel. I know a lot of people who write negative reviews also do not know how to read directions.
There is a virtual partner in the watch as well - I can program how many minutes per mile the partner runs. Mine was programmed at 11:30, so he beat me by 45 seconds. But now that I know how I did today, I can compete with myself to get faster.
I still haven't tried the heart rate monitor... I don't know if I want to get that up close and personal with my biofeedback. As it is, I wear headphones while I run (I KNOW - one of the seven deadly sins of running...) so I can't hear myself panting. It's one thing to feel tired, but another thing to hear myself gasping for air...
Avery is pretty much potty trained during the day, which is exciting! Now I need to figure out how to keep him from peeing during naps and overnight. In the morning his diaper is really full, so he goes a lot at night. The cup of warm milk before nap and bed probably isn't helping either, but he's always had it!
Airin's birthday is Monday, and I think I'm going to take him to our local running store. There are a pair of Mizuno's he tried and really likes. He also won a free dinner for Monday night in a drawing! Now I need to find a sitter for the kids so we can have fun. :)