It crapped out after 1.92 miles (the first two of 5 1000 repeats). Which was really a bummer because now that I've downloaded the stats, I'd actually like to see how fast I was running in the last three miles. I thought I was running REALLY SLOW. I mean, I was running on grass and even running with the slow group, I was among the last. But in the 3rd and 4th miles, I actually felt like I was running OK (e.g. I wasn't last). So now I'm curious because in the first mile I had a 10:19 pace and I even had a 10:53 pace in the second mile...and that's not even that bad considering that I'd had no rest (I got back to the start just as the group was taking off again),
Oh...and did I mention those splits were on GRASS?
Anyway, I'll never know how stellar those splits were, so GAH on the Garmin which doesn't seem to want to hold a charge right now.
Friday - If you've seen my Twitter or FB posts or feeds, you know that last night when I came home from a day-long training, I dropped my new iPhone in the toilet...
Even worse, this time I have no amusing story to accompany the drop. I was just doing what I do every day when I come home from work, I go straight to the bathroom to pee.
But yesterday I was distracted. I was tired. I was hungry. My kids were home for the first time all week, so I forgot that I still had the iPhone in my back pocket.
But as I heard the "splosh" and I hadn't even sat down yet, I remembered.
I grabbed it immediately and at first, it looked OK.
The screen still worked.
I could make calls.
I could get email.
But in the next few hours, I started getting random operating messages. Then the home button stopped working. By 9pm, the whole thing stopped operating.
So, I resigned myself to paying the $199 replacement fee for a new iPhone and made an appointment at the Genius Bar at 9:00 this morning.
When I got there, I told the guy the truth, that I'd dropped it in some water. He asked politely if I wanted to tell him where, I sighed and told him that it fell out of my back pocket and into the toilet.
He smiled and said, "That happens a lot."
I replied, "yeah, it's happened to me twice...you'd think I'd learn..."
Anyway, after he activated the new phone, he handed me the receipt and told me that since the phone was only 3 months old, and since I'd come in early, and hadn't tried to make up excuses about what happened to it, and because he didn't want to ruin my weekend, he was just going to replace it for FREE!!!
I guess good karma and telling the truth pays off after all!
I also love the Apple store genius right now.
As for running/training this week? I give myself a big D- because while I did go the track club on Tuesday, I haven't done anything else beside work and go out to dinner with Walter.
I am running the Light the Night 5K tonight with Walter and Turbo and some of the herd, but it's only a 5K and I REALLY need to get some long runs in at some point in the next month or so.
If I'm feeling OK, I think I'll try a 6 or 7 mile run tomorrow as well. I probably WON'T run w/the new iPhone though.