Thursday, March 5, 2009

Run Log: 2009 March 2 (The Future)

Note: For further information on the futuristic and totally hypothetical gadgets mentioned in this post click on the words highlighted with capital letters and pink font I finally had a good run on Tuesday night after a week of not feeling like running. I had shaky start though. I had to walk about 5 blocks in the freezing cold waiting for my GARMIN 405 to find satellites. Finally, satellites were all synched up and I started my run. I pressed "play" on my IPOD NANO and listened to the latest episode of my favourite running PODCAST. I felt very calm and relaxed and was able to forget the stress of the day at work. There was a beautiful sunset over the Pacific and I was happy I'd stuck my DIGITAL CAMERA in my pocket to take a few snapshots.
About 45 minutes into my run twilight turned to darkness and it became harder to avoid cyclists and puddles. I was happy to have my HEADLAMP, REFLECTIVE clothing, and arm band with little flashing LED LIGHTS on it. Safety first, I always say. My legs felt rested and ready to run fast after the previous week of hardly any running at all. When I finished my run and checked my stats on my Garmin I was happy with my time. I walked toward home, catching my breath and letting my heart rate come down. On my way, I pulled my CELLPHONE out of my running pouch and TWEETED my run data like I usually do, CC'ing my boyfriend Ian so he'd know I was on my way home. Back at our loft I went through my usual post-run stretching routine while logging onto my LAPTOP with a quick FINGERPRINT SWIPE. I plugged the MEMORY STICK from my camera into my computer and started downloading the sunset pictures I'd taken. I filed them and then uploaded them to my "Miscellaneous Running Pics" FLICKR album. Then I went to my BUCKEYE OUTDOORS account and recorded my running data on my training log and read the recent updates by some of my fellow BAD GIRLS OF RUNNING. I was tempted to go to FACEBOOK and see what some of my friends and fellow runners were up to, but Ian was grumbling (something about "computerzilla"). So I turned off the computer. I'd have to update my BLOG another day...

15 comments:

BluElf said...

I love it! I wish I was better about taking pics when I'm out because this area can be so beautiful! Maybe if I had my own camera and didn't need to take hubby's with me..? Such a fun read! Thank you!

Drusy said...

Excellent blog! Yeah, I forget all the gadgets I rely on until I have to travel, and then I have to pack an extra suitcase for all the chargers. thats going to be the next big breakthrough (Fingers crossed!)

Bellaluna said...

Wow, what a blog entry. Funny I get the computerzilla look too. Now I feel guilty of taking pictures with my phone and not my camera. Guess I should start doing that. I guess we could say that we're "wired" on running

Love and hope

kara said...

Nice pic! Is that West Van?

What would we do without our gadgets? ; )

Nicole said...

Thanks! Yes it's a view across English Bay from the West End to West Vancouver!

Mica said...

I think it's completely charming that you write "favourite", but that's just stupid American me.

RunJimmyRun said...

I know what you mean about that feeling of just not wanting to run - I blame it on the sporadic and often dramatic shifts in weather we've been having in the NW lately.

Keep on logging and blogging your miles - you're an inspiration!

Stuart said...

Great post...have you been following me!

triitagain said...

Ten years ago we would not have believed that all this stuff would be available to us now. I feel like my rural community has gotten big and full of runners because of the internet!

Flatman said...

LOL...we've come a long way haven't we?

cmac said...

I've been close to giving in and buying a 405. I'm not great at logging, but the autolog features sound great. Technology is great when it truly saves us time (a rare occurrence!)

Anonymous said...

Hey, this is Robert or hskypup from Twitter. I love this blog! Good job.

Steve Runner said...

Yikes!! All that technology! I'm an engineer and all those gadgets are way over the top...of course, if I could get them all implanted in a chip inside my head...I'd go for it...but man, it would take me a month to read the manuals on all these gadgets!

(Okay, I admit it...I have most of the gadgets you mentioned in this post...I'm a sucker for the beeping bling).

- Steve

Running Chicks in PDX said...

I am glad to see you get your feet back on the road again.. It is always nice to have a good run to remind you of why you do it.. Look forward to reading your next post.

solo

Mickdo100 said...

The great thing about running is the simplicity of it, you can just put on your shoes and run...!

Yup I am laden with gadgets as well, great blog brought a smile to my miserable face.

Keep writing.