No running this weekend. My Lovely Wife and I went to Chattanooga for the weekend. Just to get away and rest.
It was a good time and I really enjoyed myself. I think she had fun too. Sometimes you just have to get away for a bit to renew your mind.
I do have news on the Pebble watch. I have really come to like it a lot. However on Friday morning it got into a loop trying to install the newest update and I couldn’t get it out. So I exchanged it at Best Buy and took my new watch home to charge before our trip. Well this watch did the same thing. Being a bit frustrated at this point I went to the Geek Squad counter at Best Buy to see what they could do. After an hour, they gave up. Hmmm. They gave me another new watch and told me not to update it! That wasn’t really a solution, but I figured I had two weeks to take it back and I really like the watch, so I set it up and cancelled the update. Since I hadn’t charged it yet, I turned it off and charged it in the car on the way to Chattanooga. When I figured it was charged I turned it back on and it automatically started updating!! I couldn’t stop it so I just let it continue. This time it worked. It updated and came back to the screen that showed it was successful and it has worked great ever since. Even my Lovely Wife says it is nice that I am not having to look at my phone every time there is a notification.
Okay… The bad part of the weekend is I gained 5 lbs. It was fun to eat out and enjoy ourselves so I am not that upset. On top of all I eat this weekend, today is our Thanksgiving luncheon at work. So starting today, I am going back to running again. My goal is to run at least 5 days this week, 3 miles a day. I really like to get to 4 miles as that is when my weight starts going down, but I don’t want to overdue it.
To be totally honest, I am lacking in my desire to run at the moment. I think I need a goal or something to work towards.
I will get back – I just need to make running my habit again.
All in all I cannot complain. I wouldn’t change this weekend for anything. It was fun and nice to get away… Now if I could just fit my work clothes, all would be great!
You’ll get your habit back. I compare running to marriage, sometimes the fire just isn’t there, but you know you won’t end it because you’re committed. Have a good one!
Great analogy! Thanks. I’ll remember that one!
I completely get what you’re saying about the weight, but I hope you’ll still listen to your body if the week’s schedule is too much. Glad you had a great weekend with your wife!
Thank you. It was a great weekend. Yes, my hip did hurt over the weekend with the front that came through, so I guess it is just a long term thing I have to deal with. Now that I read your excellent post about running hurts, I feel much more prepared. 🙂 Everyone should read it. http://maybemarathoner.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/getting-injured-mild-sorenesspain/
Totally understand. I don’t run on vacations, or even just weekends away. If I tried to force myself to do that, I think I would quit running altogether.
There is a really nice running path in Chattanooga that I wanted to run on, but it was just too cold and rainy. I agree though, if you force yourself, it just won’t last!
I grew up in Chattanooga – glad you were able to enjoy it – it’s a great place 🙂 And I always say the same things as Karen – running is a long term commitment (like marriage) – sometimes it is easy/great/you love it and other times it is hard/takes more work/etc. Chattanooga has some great races (www.chattanoogatrackclub.org) – maybe you could pick a race there to motivate you! 🙂
I’d really like to run there sometime. It is a great city. Frankly I’d like to live there if I could.
Sounds like a bad design flaw, but you seem to have got good customer service for two returns! Good to see you back on the pavement to.
Thanks! Yes, customer service was good. I’m glad I got I’ve that worked (and I picked up the extended service plan).
I am so happy you were able to get away! The Pebble watch sounds neat, I am going to have to check it out! I don’t have any notifications on my phone anymore turned on anymore, I realized it was really distracting me. And please be easy on yourself for gaining 5lbs, everything in moderation and enjoy yourself, you will forget about it once running gets back to better than before normal 🙂
I appreciate that! The weekend was worth the 5 lbs. We had so much fun. Although the Pebble has some bugs, I really like it. I honestly am not nearly as distracted by my phone anymore and even my Lovely Wife has noticed. 🙂