Monday, September 27, 2010

USER ERROR (Half Marathon Training 9/27/10)

I think I posted on twitter at least twelve times today that I LOVE HAVING DAYS OFF.  Ahhh ... I feel so refreshed!  Do you know how long it's been since I had coffee in a real mug (not a travel mug) and I ate breakfast off of a plate and not wrapped in a napkin?

It was glorious.

I'm almost ashamed to admit that after I finished my waffle, I topped off this mug and crawled back into bed to watch the end of the Today Show.

It was amazing.

Well, it was for me.  My poor husband, other the other hand, was subject to an entire hour of Kathie Lee Gifford.

I think he is still recovering.

Anyway, it was so nice to just lounge around with no place to go.  We watched last week's episode of NCIS, did some cleaning and I actually made a hot lunch.

(Super simple easy recipe to come tomorrow!)

While I was cleaning I noticed that the flowers that Bruce bought me last week had opened up, so I brought them out on the porch for a photo shoot in some natural light ...


Does anyone know how I can make these pretty things last longer?

Love them.  Love him.

I even snuck in a run before dinner!

So ... I don't really have stats today.  Here's the thing.  For the past week I've been having issues with the auto focus on my camera.  I thought it was just my 18-58mm lens, but I put my 55mm on and it was doing the same thing.  I started to get frustrated, but then I realized that I am more than capable of focusing myself and have had my camera on manual focus all week.

When I was at church yesterday, I was bemoaning my focus problem to my friend Angel (who has advised me on most of my photographic purchases) and she picked up my camera to see if she could figure out what was wrong.

It worked just fine.

She looked at me, laughed and said, "User error?"

Perhaps I just need to slow down.

What does this have to do with my run?  Well yesterday I plugged my garmin into my computer to upload my stats and noticed that it said the battery was low.  I assumed it wasn't really serious - sort of like when your gas light comes on in your car and you still have 60 miles to go?  So I didn't put it on its charger.  When I turned it on today it said low battery, but I figured that since I was only running 2-3 miles, I would still be in good shape.


0.49 miles in, my screen went blank.

Lesson learned - charge your watch when it says it has a low battery!

User Error (x) 2

But up until that point I was totally rocking it and running at a 9:30 pace!  Let's just say for the sake of this recap that I ran 2.5-ish miles in 25:00-ish, averaging a 10:00-ish mile pace.  Honestly, user error aside, it was a great run.  I genuinely enjoyed myself, kept a great pace and even tackled a hill without whining through it!

That being said ...

Dear Sarah,
Prevent User Error.  Slow down and remember to charge your electronics.

Have a great night!  Tomorrow is Wear a Dress Tuesday!


  1. Recipe for longer lasting flowers: Water in vase + spoonful of sugar + tablespoon of lemon juice + small splash of bleach. It's amazing. Well, it has been the three times I've tried it!

  2. Coffee and waffles, yum! Those look great :) Glad you enjoyed your day is so important (so is watching the Today show :) ).


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