Sunday, May 14, 2017

Just Garmin things and a hopefully minor injury/setback

I've had my Forerunner 305 for about 100 years and recently I decided to set my pace data field to mile average pace instead of actual pace. Why didn't I do this a while ago? I get much smoother readings now, and they don't go haywire when I run under a bridge or whatever.
Doing my part to keep Garmin in business.
I also can't seem to sync TrainerRoad with my Garmin Edge and its peripherals, no matter if I disable everything else, wake them up, etc. I have a couple more weeks to figure it out before my free trial ends, but it's not looking good. Any suggestions?

Also, I am not a baby, but I worked a full day yesterday (Saturday) standing on concrete in dress shoes, and it was tough on my feet and kinetic chain. By lunchtime I had significant pain in the joint where my pinky toe connects to my foot, and I was limping by the end of the day. It's a bit better today, but I decided not to risk running on it. I hope it's just a weird thing and not an actual injury. We'll see how it feels tomorrow.

I am glad to have this week behind me, the busiest week of the year in my field. I was actually lucky because I didn't have to work last Sunday and only worked one evening this week, Friday. I told, not asked (haha), my boss that I was leaving early Friday to go for a run before my event. This is why I keep a Y membership — for showering between work events! This made for a long day Friday and a long day yesterday. I came home yesterday and laid in bed until my husband had dinner ready. He even brought me potato chips to eat in bed — what a guy.

So, I'm bummed that I didn't get to train yesterday or today, but I definitely needed the time to relax. With the busy-ness behind us, hopefully I'll get to hit it hard in the next few days. I considered briefly getting up early to run today, and even set my alarm for 7:30 a.m., but almost instantly fell back asleep and the next thing I knew it was 9:10. Well. I obviously needed the sleep.

I hope you're having a great weekend and a great Mothers Day if you celebrate! I had a lovely brunch with my mom today, during which I ate way too much bacon, if there is such a thing.


  1. I manually upload my TR files in to garmin connect. Is that what you mean? Might be worth getting in touch with TR help desk. They are excellent.

    1. I need to go the other way, pull data from my sensors and GC into TR. I think I just need to take an hour and figure it out! Good to know about the help desk if I run into problems.