Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day 1,974: Found it

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- So my Garmin ANT+ Stick was in the trunk of my car all along. I found it while I was cleaning out the trunk to get ready for our trip back to Atlanta.

When I got home, I plugged it in and my watch downloaded a bunch of days of running it had accumulated.

So that means the one I ordered will be a spare. I guess it will be a good thing to have, since those devices, which basically are fancy flash drives, are tiny.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Day 1,968: Lost my Garmin ANT+ device

We just came back from a nice trip to Virginia to visit my in-laws and I discovered that somehow, the Garmin ANT+ device that wirelessly downloads my Forerunner 405 data into the computer was not in my bag.

It could have ended up anywhere, it's tiny (it really just resembles a flash drive). I searched in my car and in the luggage, but nothing. I'm hoping that maybe it will be in my in-laws' home but I really didn't want to wait to find out, so I decided to just order another one in the mail.

The Garmin website sells them for $44.99; I found one for nearly half that price through another vendor. I'm hoping it will come soon, although I guess I can just continue what I've always done for years -- keep track of my running progress by writing it down on my calendar.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 1,953: 5 Que? race in Centennial Olympic Park

This was our second stroller run with baby Kiernan. The race started and ended in Centennial Olympic Park as part of the Fiesta Atlanta.

It was a small run of about 200 people. We started off along the park and did a loop around, ending up on Marietta and turning on Means Street, which is the turn for the final mile of the Publix Georgia Half Marathon.

Kiernan fussed a little bit about halfway into the race but settled down. Mom was pushing the stroller and we passed all kinds of people as we made our way to the finish line. I'm pretty sure we were the first stroller through the chutes (she placed 8th overall for women and I was 15th for men).

It was a nice bright day out and sort of an example of what's to come for summer races ahead.

Time: 9:30 a.m.
Temp: 75+ degrees
Gear: Technical T, short (Charles Harris 2009), shorts, Nike Air Pegasus+ 28.