So… ummm… do you remember the Garmin Forerunner 205 I thought I lost after the Crystal River Triathlon last May? I was a mess when I couldn’t find it. I spent a solid week tearing the house apart looking for it before jumping to the conclusion that I had accidentally left the watch in the Publix bathroom I had changed in after the race. After that I jumped from GPS watch to GPS watch trying to find a suitable replacement (my absolute favorite was the Garmin Forerunner 10, but it had a slight drawback of only being suitable for runs and not on the bike). Months passed and I assumed my Forerunner 205 was gone.
Then yesterday, we were loading the trunk of car when the cover of my spare tire slipped and I saw a velcro strap poking up from underneath. Well lookie there. I found my Garmin.
I couldn’t help but laugh. I had given up looking for this watch months ago and there it was. Not lost in a Publix bathroom, but cleverly hidden in the stow wheel of my car. It was there the whole time!
The last run? May 26th! It also still had a full battery and picked up signal in a matter of seconds – perfect working condition!
I strapped on the old velcro strap for my run this morning and it felt just like old times. I enjoy running with my Garmin Forerunner 10, but there was something nostalgic about running with the Forerunner 205 again. I was happy to have it. I’ll probably keep to the 10 for daily runs, but I’m thankful to have the 205 back for triathlon training. The longer battery life and ability to track my training for both the run and bike will come in handy.
My run was good. I covered a little more than 4 miles and took some time to think about my training for the next year. I’m ready to really dive back into to full training mode, I just need to find a place to start. My goal for the next week is to develop some sort of plan to slowly start building my base for Ironman Florida training. I’ll dedicate the next couple of months to base-building (with a little 10k speed training just for kicks), then dive 100% into full Ironman training mode in April or May (the race is in November). I was hoping to run a spring marathon, but I’m not sure my budget allows it for this year (new bike > spring marathon). Looks like my only marathon for 2013 will be the one at the end of the Ironman and that’s fine with me.
Another yogurt morning. Strawberries are now in season in Florida and the ones I had this morning were straight from Plant City. They were so rich, juicy, and gorgeous. Man, I missed fresh strawberries!
Also in the mix:
- Plain Chobani
- Cinnamon Cheerios
- almond slivers
- almond butter
Have you ever thought you permanently lost something, only to rediscover it months later?