Ignoring Garmin

My Weekend Recap:

My Last “long run” before the race

Keeping it real at my dinner party – Voting is Open for Challenge 3!

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before but I actually ignore my Garmin on runs. I glance at it when I hear the mile marker beep so I know when to turn around, but I don’t pay any attention to my pace!

This is a bad thing for me because I am really bad at pacing myself and often go out too fast and burn out long before my run is over. Also, I want to work on speed and pacing, so it’s something I plan on working on for my next race.IMG 1997 thumb Ignoring Garmin

But today the Garmin could not be ignored. It has been telling me that the Lap Database is full for a while now. However, I’m in the habit of ignoring it anyways so I didn’t really do anything about it.

Well, I guess today it really reached it’s limit because at Mile 3 it started beeping and would not stop! I was at my turn around point so I stopped and tried to fix it, but the beeping continued. Finally, I figured out how to delete all but the last 3 months of history and it stopped.

I don’t think I archived my previous run history, so I’m kinda bummed icon sad Ignoring Garmin Boo.bs

Another random thing you may or may not know about me – I like oat bran more than oatmeal. I always buy oatmeal thinking I’ll want to eat it. It sounds good in theory, but I’d rather have oat bran 80% of the time.IMG 2000 thumb Ignoring Garmin

Breakfast – oat bran, almond milk, stevia, ripe banana, almond butter and cinnamon icon smile Ignoring GarminIMG 2008 thumb Ignoring Garmin

With iced coffee because it’s Monday and I lied last night when I said I was going to sleep at the end of my post. IMG 2010 thumb Ignoring Garmin

Voting for Project Food Blog Challenge 3 is open! I was really stressed that my entry would look dumb compared to all the fancy foodies I’m up against, but I’m glad I stayed true to myself and kept it real icon smile Ignoring Garmin Hope you support me by voting here!


  1. says

    bummer about losing all the run data! i find it interesting and cool that you don’t look at your pace during a run. that’s why i haven’t bought one because i’m afraid i would look all. the. time. but you give me hope that it might now be the case :)

  2. says

    I’ve gotten better about not paying too much attention to my Garmin but its a hard balance to strike. When i first got it my eyes would be glued to it and it would stress me out. Now, I definitely look at it with each mile but try to ignore the pace and just focus on how I feel.

  3. says

    Yeah, Garmins apparently don’t like holding onto a lot of logs. :) Mine started to get glitchy, until Garmin Support had me download my entire set of logs off my device and onto my computer so I could clear the device memory. Worked like a charm!

    Lately I’ve only been using the Garmin as a no-brainer way to log my distance/time — I actually moved my average pace off of the main screen to the secondary screen so I wouldn’t constantly be checking it every time I wanted to see my time or distance elapsed. I should probably use the “virtual training partner” for my tempo runs like once a week…

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