I Love My Garmin!!

Happy Saturday! I’m not feeling too great today. But first let me recap the rest of yesterday.

After breakfast yesterday, we cleaned up a bit and then I headed out for a run along the East River to test out my new Garmin. It was 42 degrees outside which sounded absolutely warm to me. I have a few “usual routes” that I run along the river, each with a different distance. I set out to run what I thought was my 4.7 mile run: from the apartment down to about 64 street near the dog park and then up to the big dock that juts out, probably around 100-110 street.

I started out my run and immediately  was looking at my watch. Then I decided to just let things go for a bit and see what happened. At 1 mile it beeped at me and I looked down to see my speed. I love the little mile alerts. Here are my run stats:

Mile 1: 8:29
Mile 2: 8:24
Mile 3: 8:50 (oops – darn stairs)
Mile 4: 8:28
Mile 5: 8:33
.2 miles: 2:05
Total mileage: 5.2 in 44:52

I feel like I ran this much faster than I normally do because I had the Garmin. To be fair, I did run faster at one point when this boy passed me acting all cool with his keys jangling annoyingly (I ran sans iPod for some reason) and then shortly after he stopped to walk, so I passed him and turned around and then he turned around too and was jingly right behind me again, obviously trying to pass me for the second time. Didn’t happen. Wow – I think this Garmin and my sense of competitiveness could be a dangerous combination.

It actually felt like a tough run – I think because I wasn’t 100% and because of the large breakfast I ate – I was burping sausage for the first half of the run. After my run, I proceeded to cough incessantly for a while. Maybe I pushed it.

When I got home from my run I snacked on some Chobani yogurt with granola and some tea to calm my raging throat.

A little while later, before we started our cleaning, I also had a Larabar.

Oh my – look at my awful nails. This flavor was okay. It wasn’t as bad as Ginger Snap, but Pecan Pie is still my favorite of the ones I’ve tried to date.

For the remainder of the afternoon the Hubby and I cleaned the apartment and put away all the Christmas decorations. There is still more cleaning and laundry to do today. Boo.

For dinner, I decided I needed some veggies after my pizza dinner the night before. I made a giant salad with Mediterranean lettuce, carrots, cheddar cheese, walnuts, raisins, and cucumber. I covered it with some balsamic vinegar. I also had a side of blackberries.

Up close

And then I finished the night with a nice glass of Cabernet.

I am definitely a red wine girl – I used to be white, but in the past few years I’ve switched.

If you drink wine, do you like red or white? What’s your favorite kind? I’ve been liking Pino Noir lately.

I’m hoping that maybe by later this afternoon I’ll start to feel better, but my throat is killing me right now and I’m feeling exhausted. Have a good Saturday all.

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13 responses to “I Love My Garmin!!

  1. Yay for the Garmin! Why didn’t you have your ipod?? I can’t imagine running alone AND with no iPod! When we run together I will slow you down bigtime!

    • I didn’t bring my ipod b/c I figured with the new Garmin – I needed to focus on figuring out how to use it. But it was soo easy! And trust me, I don’t normally run that fast – I think that Garmin had a LOT to do with it.

  2. OH and I prefer white, especially Chardonnay, but I have been drinking red more often lately (Shiraz) because it is much easier to find vegan red wines.

  3. That sounds like a great run! I love running along the east river and then going across the foot bridge to Randall’s Island. That route is better, though, when it’s not so darn frigid outside;)

  4. Sounds like a great run regardless of what motivated you more – the key guy or the Garmin! Hope you’re feeling better soon 🙂

  5. it looks your new Garmin is really helping you with the running! Hooray for that!

    as for the wine, I am definitely a red wine drinker.
    It’s funny because for a long time i thought i hated wine, my mom and best friend were always giving me white to drink and I didn’t like it at all. I thought if i didnt like white, there was no way I would like red.

    Then last Christmas, I asked my Dad to teach me a few things and he started me off on a Nickle&Nickle Cab and I LOVED IT.

    I usually stick to Cab or Merlot- although NYE I tried my first Pinot Noir and I just LOVE IT. It’s very well balanced. I also have a Malbec on the counter that I am going to try sometime this month. Broadening my horizons in the wine department is a good goal for 2010, right?

  6. I’m still waiting for my Garmin…. ggrrr…. Apparently where my IL’s got it from has it on back order? Oh well. I’m not feeling fabulous right not anyways. Great job on your run though!!!!

    Winter I’m more into reds, summer I’m more into whites & roses. When its hot out I just want something cool and refreshing, while during the winter red wine seems much more “cozy”.

    • The place my mom originally ordered my Garmin from was backordered too – not sure where she ended up getting it. They are a hot commodity this season. I wish I could have gone out today for a run – I’m feeling better, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. Oh well.

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  8. Love the competitiveness! That guy would have annoyed me too. I’m glad you are loving your garmin! I’ve never tried that larabar flavor. Pecan Pie and Cinnamon Roll are my faves!

    I LOVE wine. Mostly red wine. My fave reds are malbecs and chianti, but as a general rule I love them all. 🙂

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