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Monday, January 18, 2010

For the first time since my Reindeer Ramble 5k race December 6 I was able to run OUTSIDE and TOTALLY blow the cobs out!!!!!!!! Oh it felt so good and after all of my PT sessions and ST I felt so strong!!!! Please note all of the exclamation points!!!!! I have needed this so badly and since a lot of snow has melted our streets are clear. FINALLY!!!!

Another item on the agenda that I wanted to address was to use my Garmin Forerunner 305 for the first time!!!! My time is lousy because I was stopping to fidget with it but I don’t care!!!! More exclamation points!!!! I uploaded the run (and stops and starts and walking the dog for 10 minutes) and that worked slicker than snot!!!!! Now I just need to delve into the instruction manual and get down to serious business with my Garmin. My buddy Mike (GSDMIKE) will be demanding split times and I need to figure out how to do that…soon!

Just when I have been feeling the winter blahs my endorphins are just oozing all over the place and I needed that BADLY. Have I mentioned to any of my Spark running friends just how much I love running????!!!!!!!!!

Garmin stats:
4.52 miles (GPS and not guessing!!!!!!!)
80 minutes (lots of dinking & fidgeting with Garmin and stopping to get dog for walk))
17:45 av pace (see above note LOL)
426 calories burned forever!!!!!
1076 ft. total ascent (whatever that is)
1014 total descent (see ascent note LOL)

I think its pretty safe to say that my times WILL improve when I quit stopping to fidget with Garmin!!!!!!!!!! LOL
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    I am so jealous of the Garmin. I want one so badly. I simply gotta get one ASAP!!!!

    Sounds like you still managed an awesome workout. Way to go.
    4093 days ago
  • TIGGER622
    holy cow ascent and descent???? WHAT?? Does my 305 do that? I dont think so!!! Did you get the fancier version? Does it connect heart rate to calories burned? Tell tell tell!!!

    how exciting! i am hoping my running enthusiasm is beefed up like yours by the end of the work day - I have a LONG run to do tonite!!! Eeeek! woo hoo!
    4096 days ago
    Go Laurie!! I'm up and running again too, although I've got a ways to go to catch up with you, Garmin or not! I'm just happy to be running and do LOVE those elevated endorphins! Keep it up -- you are still inspiring me continuously!
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    4099 days ago
    They just AINT nothin' like it, HUH buddy??? Gotta love that endorphin rush on an outdoor run; ESPECIALLY one a while in coming :) it's those times I remember WHY I run!! WOOT HOOT emoticon
    4101 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/21/2010 7:51:10 AM
  • MARIE625
    Glad you had such a great run!!!!!!! Gotta love those exclamation points!!!! LOL

    I haven't stopped by your page in forever. Sorry. The holidays got the best of me. But WOW!!! Look at you in your Christmas dress!! Woo-hoo! What a hottie!! Awesome! You look fantastic! Obviously the holidays didn't get the best of you! LOL Keep up the great work.
    4103 days ago
    It's nice to be back doing what you love to do. emoticon
    I can feel the pleasure that this brought you!
    4103 days ago
    Way to go Laurie! I'm so glad that you were able to get out and get your run on. Congrats and Keep it up!
    4103 days ago
    I demand split times!!!!!!!!

    Go in to the running settings and set it up to "autolap" every mile. I need to unpack my garmin from the Fargo trip yet, or I'd tell you exactly how. If you can't figure it out from that very high level description, let me know.
    4103 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/18/2010 9:30:52 PM
    You'll need to do a video about something like this and upload it on You Tube. You're too much fun. emoticon
    4103 days ago
  • FT4EVR
    Great Laurie! You got to get back outside and RUN! Sounds like you'll have fun with your new gadget and enjoy it even more once you figure it out.
    Getting outside for exercise is a great way to shake the winter blahs!
    4103 days ago
    Woooohooo! I'm so excited about your run, and that you got to head outside!! I am so excited for when it warms up a bit so I can hit the pavement too.

    Glad you're enjoying your Garmin :)
    4103 days ago
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    I also do not know what this is about but I know your excitement is contageous!!!!!!(note exclamation points!!! LOL) emoticon
    4103 days ago

    As a biker allow me to give you the down low on Ascent/Descent. It's pretty complicated, so hang on to your hat; up/down. That's it. It tells you the amount of "climbing" (uphill/downhill) you did from your home.

    Glad you could blow out some WEBS!!!!!!
    4103 days ago
  • BOBBYD31
    that a girl hawkeye!!!!!! glad you got out and had a good run. now you got a new toy to learn how to use, i have had mine for a year and still can't use all of it.
    4103 days ago
    I haven't the remotest idea what any of this means, but as you are clearly so very pleased about it all, I too am pleased!!!!!!!! UK WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    4104 days ago
    Great job...I am so jealous. It will be so far into the future that I will be able to do that.
    4104 days ago
    Check out connect.garmin.com. You can then post you runs here, to amaze all with you speed and endurance.

    Also look up the option to set the Garmin to autopause. Great when you have to stop at traffic lights. Stops and starts the Garmin for you.

    Enjoy your pain free running!
    4104 days ago
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