Over the weekend, I had me some fun.
Over the weekend, I went running around.
Over the weekend, I watched soccer in town.
Over the weekend, weekend.
Unfortunately, Mikaela's soccer team wasn't up to the level of the weather and lost all three of their games. It was hot, they got tired, but in the end, they simply didn't have it to win. On the bright side, I did manage to snap a few good action photos.
During the run, I had a couple of quick hitting items cross my mind.
QH#1: The most serious is – in my mind – a glaring stupidity in the Garmin software for my FR405CX. For the last couple of runs, it's been deleting the oldest laps to make room for the new ones. That makes sense. Then, today, inexplicably, the timer stopped on a lap recording. The screen said I had to manually delete an activity for any new activities to be recorded. WTF? In the middle of a run (thankfully I don't race, and it wasn't in the middle of one), I have to stop, and manually slog through past activities and delete one for the timer to continue to record the current one. That. Is. Retarded. What's the first thing I did when I got home and uploaded my data? Deleted it all. I never refer to it on the wrist anyway. But still, forcing me to stop and delete an old activity to continue to time the current one is beyond the pale.
QH#2: I thought I would give a new-to-me nutrition method a go. I bought a tube of Perpetuem Solids sold by Hammer Nutrition a week or so ago and took them out for a run. I've never been a fan of goo-type running foods, and gummy cubes are just plain gross. Looking at the Perpetuem Solids, I'm reminded of Sweethearts - on steroids. Or giant Tums. I popped one in a was surprised by the lack of flavor. Maybe I've burned my taste buds out with my green chile, or the strawberry-vanilla was too subtle for me, but there really wasn't much flavor. Which in my mind, isn't necessarily a bad thing. The consistency is unusual, and took a bit of getting used to. But by the second one, I was firmly in favor of them for me. I like 'em, and will be using them on any future runs that require foods.
QH#3: After uploading my run to connect.garmin, (And deleting all of them on the wrist assembly - see above) I noticed that this run was the longest in 6 months, and my weekly total is the highest in 4 months. Nice. Maybe, just maybe I might be getting back into the swing. The elevation gain was a top 10, too. Must be the Perpetuem.
That's it from the Slang weekend. Hope it was as good for you, doing whatever it is you do, as it was for me, doing what I do. Do be do be do.