After yesterday's excitement on finding my long lost Garmin, I was anxious to fire it up and go for a run. I really like the idea of having data to track my progress. The device was still ticking and looked ready to go; that was until I tried to sync the foot pod. Nothing. Then I changed the batteries. Nothing. Then I remembered why I didn't use this thing. It is a piece of shit.
I must be in a foul mood, because I just sent Garmin an email stating how disappointed and frustrated I am with my Garmin Forerunner 50. This little device never worked properly. I have been on the phone with technical support several times, read my manual cover to cover, and even searched online for more trouble shooting options. Upon recommendation of the technical support, my device was replaced. Even after getting a new one, it didn't work as package indicated. The foot pod and heart rate monitor would rarely sync up to the device without fiddling with it and the automatic wireless upload NEVER worked. On the occasion that the foot pod would pick up, it would drop off half way through my workout and mess up the data. At this point I have an expensive stop watch. I am sure the customer service representative will read my email, roll their eyes, and send a canned response. I am not expecting any resolution to my problem but I feel better for venting.
Nevertheless, I took my over-priced stopwatch on a little run today. I stress LITTLE run (1.5 miles). I haven't done much of anything for well over a week and I am a little weak in my shoes. Oh well, by the end of the week I am hoping to be caught up and back to following my training program.
Now I am in the midst of meal planning for the week (another fun task). I have come to terms that I need to pretty much have a list of our meals for the week by Sunday evening and have the ingedients ready to go by the time I leave the house in the morning. Too many times, I have come home from work too frazzled and tired to think "what should I make for dinner". I need a well thought out plan, with little prep time and that is today's project. I have a crock pot that I love, but I am looking for more ideas of make ahead easy, healthy, family friendly meals. Anyone care to share an idea or two?
Hope everyone is having a great weekend. It is another cool day here but I am enjoying the Spring sunshine!