Got my Garmin!

Yesterday afternoon on the drive home from work, I had one thing on my mind: Peanut  butter chocolate chip Lara bar.  Buying that second one at Earth Fare last week was a good idea.

Somehow this stirred the sugar monster inside of me and I immediately grabbed some dark chocolate edamame afterwords.  I thought I might just  be a little hungrier than usual so I also grabbed a brown rice cake smeared with a Laughing Cow and that finally did the trick.  The monster went back inside and the snacking subsided. 🙂

When Brad arrived home from work he had a package in his hands.  Could it be…?

My NEW GARMIN!!! Just in time for a seven mile run.  I google-mapped (you don’t use this as a verb?) our route and we set off.

Unfortunately it’s getting much darker, much faster now and we ended up running the last 3ish miles in complete darkness.  I had to wait until we crossed under a street light to look at the turns I had written down on a piece of paper to guide us.  And of course I couldn’t see the screen on my Garmin.  It was pleasantly cool.  The perfect weather for a run.

It turns out the Google Maps was wrong.  So wrong.  We ran 7.57 miles!  I even double checked the route to make sure we made all the right turns.  It’s a good thing I ordered the Garmin because if Google Maps is screwing up my route by almost 6/10 of a mile for a seven mile run, think how it could be screwing up >14 mile runs.

I’m so proud of Brad!  This was his long run of the week.  It’s been a while since he ran seven miles and he did so well.  I actually had to ask him to slow down a few times.  My right calf was hurting most of the run.  The only time it stopped bothering me was when we sprinted the last block and a half home.  Maybe only slow running makes it hurt (?).

Dinner was quick and easy.

Slow cooked pork tenderloin and apples + caramelized maple brussel sprouts

On Sunday night, Brad seared two tenderloins sprinkled with salt and pepper that were both a little under a pound each.  These were “all natural” pork tenderloins from Earth Fare, which the butcher described as “organic without getting the government involved”. 😉

On Monday morning I sliced five apples (~4 cups) and added them to the crock pot with the pork and:

-1/2 tsp. ground ginger
-1 tsp. garlic powder
-1 tsp. salt
-2 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce
-1 Tbsp. brown sugar
-1 cup unsweetened apple sauce

This cooked on low all day until it turned itself off.  When I got home I put it on “buffet” to keep it warm until we were ready to eat.

The combination of sweet and savory in this meal was fantastic.  Such a nice fall-ish meal for a cool autumn night. 🙂


5 Responses to Got my Garmin!

  1. Yay for a new Garmin! I agree, I think the mileage is more accurate with them. Good job to Brad on his run!

  2. Jen

    Yay for getting your Garmin! I used to use mapmyrun and found out I was running a whole lot more when I mapped it with my Garmin. For example, I thought I peaked at 12 mi for half marathon training, but it was really 13.5. Not cool! I hate that it’s getting darker earlier too 🙁

  3. Britt

    this is going to be helpful and not helpful lol. I have the same garmin! & there is a way to light the screen up. I did it on accident once and didn’t make a mental note as to how I did it. I had the same problem this morning and was going to try and figure this out tonight. Sorry I can’t be of more help!

  4. Britt

    I had the same problem with not being able to read my garmin this morning! I went to garmin’s website, downloaded the manual for our watch & now know how to turn on the backlight! If you just want to turn it on briefly, hit the power button. If you want to leave it on, go to Settings, then Display and turn the backlight to on. 🙂

    • foodiefresh

      Thanks Britt! That’s so helpful! I’m the world’s worst at not looking at directions. I just hit and mash buttons until I figure it out or give up. I’ll definitely remember that since it looks like dark runs are going to be common until my marathon is over in January. Definitely will come in handy. Thanks again! 🙂

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