Dear friends at Garmin Ltd.,
Today’s workout called for a ten mile progressive run. Last night before bed, I programed the workout and charged Coach Garmin until he told me he was complete (oh how you complete me too Coach Garmin!). I spent a long day at school, and coerced my little sister to come babysit so I could squeeze in my run before the sun went down. I was on cloud nine, ready to go when I turned Coach Garmin on and….BEEP BEEP- LOW BATTERY. Huh? How is this possible? I charged you all night Coach Garmin! YOU told ME that you were fully charged! OK OK, thanks to daylight savings time, I realized I had an extra hour to spare of sunlight. I plugged Coach Garmin back in, who told me he was charging again, and left the room.
Coach Garmin refused to accept a charge for a good 30 minutes. I sweet talked him into it. An hour later, I had just enough to run on. We took off, not 30 seconds into the run, Garmin started the back talk. “Oh yeah, well my memory is full. You have to delete your previous workouts if we are going to go anywhere today”. *sigh* Yes Coach, whatever you say. Deleted runs, went on our way. About halfway through the planned workout, I barely, I mean BARELY brush Coach Garmin against my hip and *BEEP BEEP* starting new lap! WHAAAAT? We haven’t even gotten halfway through this 3 mile set! UGGH ! So I spend the remaining 45 minutes of my run guessing, and ignoring Coach Garmins incessant beeps letting me know I’m in the wrong heart rate zone. I know smart ass, you are the one who had to be so touchy today! Stick with the plan!!