Distance: ~2.85 miles
Rate: ~12:35 per mile
Okay, had some issues this run.
Last night I consumed a bunch of Taco Bell. Why? So I wouldn’t be compelled to interrupt my writing last night (I’m writing a book for NaNoWriMo, but not about this… yet) by wandering into the kitchen for a snack. In that regard, complete success! In other news, my bowels weren’t in top shape when I woke up this afternoon. After an extended restroom stop, I slipped on my running gear and enjoyed the warmer-than-usual evening air.
That’s when problem #1 started: RunKeeper wouldn’t lock onto a GPS signal. I stood there and stood there and stood there and it just kept Searching and Searching. So I walked back inside and uninstalled and reinstalled the app, which meant rebuilding the single workout I had in the app and the app still not acquiring a GPS lock. I dropped a 3-star review on the app (which I feel is a 5-star app otherwise) for whatever reason and decided to roll the dice. I had the same issue on Run 29, but it eventually caught on, so I figured I’d just get home and clean up the route on the web site.
So, I ran! Then came problem #2.
I bought new clothing the other day. I’m shrinking in weight and I’m still wearing all my balloon-ish 320-pound clothing, so I bought a pair of shorts. Tonight I decided to head out in my new glittery orange polyester Starter shorts. I wasn’t sure what I was expecting because I’m used to wearing a belt to keep everything upright and proper. I tucked in my phone and my keys and hoped for the best.
Nope. As soon as I started running, my right side - where I tucked in my phone - sagged right off my waist. Crap. I didn’t want to have to hold my shorts up the entire run! I immediately thought of aborting the whole thing, which seemed reasonable considering the Runkeeper debacle, but not reasonable considering I’m trying to run a marathon in less than a year. All those motivation pictures here on Tumblr and Instagram would be frowning on me.
The solution? Hitch that side on the Fitbit One I had clipped to my boxers. Worked out great. I did have to consciously keep my hips in line, but I got through it.
There’s not much to recap aside from the fact that everything went faster. I’m finishing close to home and being less tired, which means that the route extension is definitely well-timed for the next round.
That’s where problem #3 came back in, which is really just problem #1 repackaged, and that is RunKeeper didn’t grab any GPS data. Also, crap. So, I did the run, I definitely did better than the last run, but I have no proof, which is a bummer because I love mising over my run data afterward. RunKeeper did, however, give me a few personal records for completing a run at a rate of 0:00 minutes per mile. (I rebooted my phone afterward, the one thing I didn’t do before my run, and RunKeeper’s GPS seems fine now.)
Anyway, I’ll see you guys next week!