New gadget …

My will is weak when it comes to gadgets. I have been coveting a Garmin Forerunner 305 for the past month and broke down this week and ordered it from Amazon; it came yesterday. I couldn’t wait to try it out.

I got up at 5:30 am after having charged the Forerunner overnight. I set things up, went outside, acquired the satellites and was off. It was cool. I now know where every mile is, what my split is for that mile, and exactly how far I have gone at any time. I think this will psychologically free me up to venturing off my old reliable routes – they are indeed getting old.

On top of that I tried out the MotionBased service that is affiliated with Garmin. Tons of info to feed my neurosis and overanalyze my obsession.

Here is a link to what I did today:

Map of BV to N. Beacon to Longfellow

Healthy? I don’t know, but I am enjoying myself.

My run went by uneventfully, but I started to feel that mileage ache the last three. It makes me feel good because I know that I am building a stronger foundation each long run and that is what will get me fast and strong over the years.

Life is enjoyable and I like my running direction.

14.97 miles/2:01:53

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Again to Carthage, Robert L. Parker

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LCD Soundsystem, This Happens Gorillaz, Plastic Beach

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