Friday, May 30, 2014

Fun for Friday - 4 Things I'm Miffed About



Happy Friday! Anyone else think short weeks somehow feel longer? And to top it off, it's been rainy and dreary all week long. I've forgotten what the sun looks like at this point. I guess the upside is that we don't have to water the garden.

I'll admit that this weather has left me in a bit of a snit. I know, I know ... look for the positives. And I am. For example, running in the rain means you're not dying of a heat stroke. But as the rain continues to pour down, the streets flood, my feet get soaked, I'm a bit miffed and that's my theme for Fun for Friday ;-)

I'm Miffed Because ...


My Garmin Died
My little jaunt in the rain yesterday cost me $99. Apparently my Garmin 610 is not actually waterproof as suggested. I have run in the rain many many times before, but yesterday was apparently the last straw for this costly piece of equipment. It's been freezing up lately, not charging, loosing charge and frustrating the heck out of me. At mile 1 yesterday, I felt it buzz, but the screen was totally blank and remains that way. I guess $99 to replace is better than shelling out cashola for a brand new one, but still. It was only 2 1/2 years old. Not cool.

MapMyRun is a Poor Substitute for the Garmin
Don't get me wrong, I'm really glad I have some sort of option available to help me navigate my runs, but it's not ideal to have to carry your phone in your hand to hear the lady call out the mile. Also, it can really get annoying when it goes haywire and she starts saying "Workout Paused," "Workout Resumed," "Workout Paused," "Workout Resumed," over and over and over again. And, the display - it's a huge map and teeny tiny below tells you the mileage, pace, time. I really just wanted to know mileage more than anything so I would know which direction to go so as not to go too far out and add unwanted mileage trying to get back home. It's also a big trip and fall hazard trying to look at the phone while running in case anyone was curious.

It Won't Stop Raining
Not only did the rain kill my Garmin, I have fantastic chafing marks from my shorts, my feet have been wet all week basically (sandals are not a smart rainy day choice by the way), the dogs refuse to go out in the yard and who can blame them, but that means indoor messes.

Parenthood Season 5 is Not on Amazon Prime
I know, silly thing to be miffed about. But I've become slightly addicted to riding my bike on the trainer and watching Parenthood. I went to start Season 5 and realized it's not on Prime, meaning it's $2.99 an episode. Um, nope. Not gonna happen.

This is my "I'm annoyed with Garmin, MapMyRun and Rain" Face as it started pouring once again.
Ok, now that I have all of that silliness off my chest, what are you miffed about this week?