Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Two very dumb reasons for a slow run

I ran easy after work today, but it ended up being a bit more easy than I anticipated for two very dumb reasons.

1: There was a rain front moving in and it was relatively muggy. Anyone who lives in Michigan can tell you when the humidity comes out, so do the bugs. Whenever I ran hard enough to need to breathe through my mouth, I KEPT EATING BUGS. OMG. No, no, no, no. So I had to slow it down.

2: My Garmin has been full of data and I keep meaning to delete the older runs. Even while I was driving to my run, I thought, "Oh yeah, I need to delete the old data before I start." Did I remember to do that 2 minutes later? Of course not. So when I started back up after my water break, my Garmin wouldn't start recording again at all. I'm sure I looked hilarious running down the trail trying to delete data at the same time.

Also, some hillbilly yelled something at me and it took me a while to figure out what I think he said, but if I slowed down every time someone yelled at me I'd never speed up faster than a walk. WHY do people think it's OK to yell at runners? Seriously.

May your runs be bug-free and your Garmins record all your data.


  1. Ugh, we have a point on one of our usual bikes rides where you just have to cycle through a swarm of bugs. Always. And only heading out, never back. I have learned to stay tucked and behind Dan on that section, even though it means I can't descend as fast as I would like...

    1. It's SO gross! I have to kind of tuck my head and breathe out quickly through my mouth, waving my hand in front of my face. Ew!