It’s Friday! Let’s Party! (Not Really Because I’m Too Old For That)

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

Last night I did a fun five mile loop around the beach and home.

I ran the section of the beach that will lead up to the finish line on Sunday and visualized ripping off my top and revealing this top underneath:

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Unfortunately I never bought that shirt (just saw it on Pinterest) so that fantasy will live inside of my brain until next year ;).

There was a full moon out last night which lit up the beach really nicely. My iPhone photos cannot do it justice, but trust me it was amazing!

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Apparently everyone in the world knew it was a full moon night because the beach was packed with people and their fancy cameras!

I wonder how I can safely attach my DSLR to my body for occasions like this! Maybe Adam needs to let me take the GoPro out running?

AAAAND such a bummer because I hardly ever stop to use the bathroom during a run, but I stopped last night and forgot to pause my Garmin!

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I heard my little watch beep at 15:XX minute mile at one point and couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong…. then I realized! HMPH!

Do you pause your Garmin when you stop to use the bathroom?Β 

– I don’t pause if I want to take a picture, but I do usuallyΒ try to remember to pause if I use the bathroom or go into a store to buy water.

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  1. November 7, 2014 / 8:47 am

    I pause my Garmin every time I stop (because heaven forbid that extra 1.538 seconds screws up my average time). And then about 74% of the time I forget to start it again. Really great system I got going πŸ˜‰

    • November 9, 2014 / 9:08 pm

      Haha, I know what you mean! I tried the auto-pause feature on my Garmin to avoid the “forgetting to re-start” thing but I HATED IT. It would sometimes take it a good .10 to restart and that’s just annoying!

  2. November 7, 2014 / 8:54 am

    I usually don’t have bathroom breaks (thankfully!) but I do pause it for stretching, water, or stoplights. I know some runners include these breaks in their total time, feeling like it’s more accurate of their run, but I stick to true time spent running.

    Looks like a beautiful evening to be out running!

    • November 9, 2014 / 9:10 pm

      I don’t usually take bathroom breaks either which is why i think I totally forgot to pause!

      I usually don’t pause at stoplights unless they are taking a really unusually long time. I only really have two on my normal weekday route so it’s not too bad! I can’t imagine having to stop for more than that, it would be so annoying, right?!

  3. November 7, 2014 / 9:16 am

    If you link up your Garmin data with Strava, it will take out pit stops if you adjust the settings…
    Happy Friday!
    I can’t wait to hear about your PR! Go get ’em!!!

    • November 9, 2014 / 9:12 pm

      Really? I had no idea!

      I actually started a Strava account about a week ago and just deleted it a couple days ago. It was making me really mad because it kept showing “estimated PRs” that were way off from my *actual* PRs and I couldn’t figure out why! I had linked my Gamin so I don’t know why it wasn’t just pulling in my real PRs!

    • November 9, 2014 / 9:13 pm

      I hear ya! Today during the race I actually got stopped at a draw bridge and you better believe I paused my Garmin! During training runs I’m less worried about a few seconds here or there… except on speedwork days! πŸ™‚

  4. November 7, 2014 / 9:53 am

    Anytime I stop during a run I am so quick to stop my watch!!! Even if it’s for like 2 seconds at a cross walk! ha

  5. November 7, 2014 / 10:30 am

    Pausing my Garmin when I stop or have to use the restroom is second nature, I don’t even think about it. It just happens. Looks like it was a beautiful evening in Florida. What are the high/low temps there right now?

    • November 9, 2014 / 9:14 pm

      Our lows are mostly in the 70s (around 72-73) and our highs are mostly in the mid-80s! We had a nice cold blast last weekend and it was in the 50s, but that was short lived.

  6. November 7, 2014 / 10:37 am

    When I was traveling and running, I stopped my Garmin constantly to take pictures. I had never stopped during runs before, so I think I got ahead of myself when seeing such good times on my watch after my runs… Now I am back to not stopping to take pictures (as much), but I do stop it at red lights and stuff since it’s out of my control. I try to find routes where there are no crosswalks so I can get more accurate results. I don’t know if that made any sense, it’s really early in the morning. Good luck in your half this weekend!! I’ll high-five you through the internet.

    • November 9, 2014 / 9:16 pm

      That totally makes sense – I do the same thing! My normal route only has two stoplights on it and one of them almost never has any traffic so I can hit the walk button and just continue right on my way without even breaking stride!

  7. November 7, 2014 / 11:47 am

    omg, that shirt is hilarious!

    I always forget to re-start my garmin if I pause it myself. I use the autopause, but it doesn’t always work that well.

    • November 9, 2014 / 9:17 pm

      Exactly! I used autopause on exactly one run before turning it off. I found that it took way too long to start back up — sometimes it would take up to .10 before i recognized I was running again. I know I’m slow, but I’m not THAT slow! haha

  8. November 7, 2014 / 3:25 pm

    I always pause it when I stop, even at lights! I hate when my time isn’t accurate so I like to know what actual splits are when I’m running.

    • November 9, 2014 / 9:19 pm

      I think if my normal route had more stoplights I would pause at all of them too – I am sure a bunch of stoplights can really add up. I really only have two on my normal route and one of them I hardly ever had to stop at, so it’s all good πŸ™‚

  9. November 7, 2014 / 5:43 pm

    The moon was CRAZY gorgeous the other night…but it just made my kids plain old CRAZY.

    I pause my GPS when I pee but not for traffic lights or pictures usually. Sometimes it auto-pauses. But I hate pausing it because sometimes I forget to start it again!!!

    • November 9, 2014 / 9:21 pm

      It was incredible! I wish I had a better camera with me because the reflection of the moonlight on the water was just amazing.

      I forget to start it again too which is so annoying and the main reason I just don’t pause it for the short, little stops. Plus, not pausing makes me speed up the picture taking process…. if I paused I would probably take a nice 10 minute break taking pictures, haha.

  10. November 7, 2014 / 5:53 pm

    Love that pinterest shirt!! Good luck this weekend! πŸ™‚

  11. November 7, 2014 / 6:40 pm

    I usually pause the Garmin for longer stops like that. But I do not pause it when I am waiting to cross the road or stop to tie my shoe or something. I don’t stress too much about all the seconds and time and miles and stuff.

    • November 9, 2014 / 9:22 pm

      I’m with ya on that. During easy training runs it just doesn’t feel too important. However, during my race today I got stopped at a drawbridge and you better believe I paused my Garmin for that one! πŸ™‚

  12. November 7, 2014 / 8:38 pm

    I’ve never had to do a mid-run rest stop (thank heavens) but i have paused it at stoplights etc.

  13. November 8, 2014 / 5:48 am

    Haha that intro piece was hilarious! Good luck this weekend!

  14. November 8, 2014 / 7:33 am

    Bummer on the Garmin – I don’t always stop mine, just depends.
    Yes – Adam needs to send you on a run with the GoPro then you can document a beach run for those of us who live far from the beach!!!

    • November 9, 2014 / 9:24 pm

      Yes! I need to do that!

      He was planning to mount the GoPro to his bike and video my half marathon course today but he woke up with a stomach ache and ended up staying home πŸ™ Next time!

  15. November 8, 2014 / 12:54 pm

    Hahah that top thing would have been so amazing xD
    I never stop mine (not that i have a garmin, but what i use haha), I probably should but I always forget to.

    GOOD LUCK TOMORROW!!! πŸ˜€

    • November 9, 2014 / 9:26 pm

      Thank you!!

      I had an amazing race and now I really wish I had done the top thing πŸ™‚

  16. November 8, 2014 / 2:58 pm

    I don’t ever pause my watch. I figure that things could slow me down in races, and I’d rather not be basing my race expectations on a “perfect” scenario. However, I did start to rethink this policy while waiting to purchase gatorade behind someone buying a breakfast sandwich…it took forever!

    • November 9, 2014 / 9:28 pm

      Yes, I am with you! I feel like not pausing adds in a few extra seconds that somehow give a buffer on race day.

      I totally pause if I ever get in line to buy a drink though! That takes up too much time! haha

  17. November 9, 2014 / 7:50 pm

    “o) I saw that super bright moon too! I usually pause when I stop to go and also sometimes I get stuck crossing the streets so I will hit pause. I do have a few spots for now, where houses are being built and I can squat quick, I have to down to like 30 seconds so I don’t pause if that happens.

    • November 9, 2014 / 9:30 pm

      There are lots of places under construction near me as well right now, which is lovely because there are port-o-potties everywhere! (lol only a runner would be like “OMG YAY PORT-O-POTTIES EVERYWHERE” hahaha)! You know I can get in and out of there in like 30 seconds too, way too gross to spend any more time than necessary in a construction worker’s bathroom that has been baking in the sun all day!

      • November 10, 2014 / 2:31 pm

        Amen to that lol

  18. November 11, 2014 / 2:35 am

    I’m so dam proud of you!! How many minutes was it agIn?! JUST KIDDING!! You’re amazing and keep up your good work!!! Next year it’ll be another 35/24 for you!!!

    • November 11, 2014 / 3:30 pm

      Thank you, Nicole!!! Whenever I want to slow down / take a rest day I think about you and all the progress you’ve made! You are my run blogging idol πŸ™‚ haha