Reindeer running! And Garmin fails!

Last weekend was another lovely weekend of running. We had a work night out on Friday night, including a trip to The Pudding Stop, so a parkrun was just what I fancied the next morning. I was doing the new runners briefing but it was so windy I had to shout and I am not sure everyone could hear me!

When getting my chip scanned I realised I hadn’t stopped my watch, but although I pressed it, I didn’t press it hard enough, as I walked back to the car, started driving home and it then beeped to tell me 4 miles. So although Strava tells me I did my fastest 500m, I think that was probably when I was in my car!

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My Virtual runner 5k (week 1) medal was waiting for me when I got home!

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After a shower I had to pop into town, so gave my Kermit hat an outing! I was complimented by three different people while I was out! I love it!

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While I was out I was tempted by some festive food items- Wensleydale with cranberries, and some gorgeous medjool dates.

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I then did a spot of baking as for the first time in ages we were going to Andy’s parents for Sunday dinner. This was an oaty biscuity base, topped with a mixture of mincemeat, homegrown apples and cranberries, and then topped with a marzipan lattice. It was so good even if I do say so myself!

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On the Sunday I went out on my own fairly early. I ended up doing 2 laps of a lovely route- the first half along roads (boring) and the second half across fields. It was gorgeous, so I stopped for some photos.

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I was impressed that my nails matched my top and trainers!

After a shower and some crumpets, I was off out as I was doing a Reindeer run (1.5k) with a friend’s husband and 3 year old. It turned into more of a Reindeer-carry, and it drizzled at the end, but it was good to do, and we got to keep the flashing nose and antlers. Plus who doesn’t want a Rudolph medal?

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I took my Garmin with me as we were curious about the distance (the map didn’t seem like it would be that far) but for some reason even though I stopped it after my morning run, and re-started it later, it seemed to think I ran from home to the next town. You can see my morning run and then the Reindeer run!

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Then we went out for brunch and instead of pancakes (well, it was really lunch as I had breakfast after the first run) I had a Bill’s bread basket which had mini croissants and toasted sourdough. Then we had a wander around the Christmas market before heading around to Andy’s family.

I tried to split the run up, but with Strava I can delete either the beginning or the end or the run, but I can’t delete a middle part of it, so if anyone technical knows, then I would appreciate the help! It’s messing up my yearly mileage!

Are you doing any festive runs? I found out about a 5 mile run near me this Sunday so I have signed up (it’s only £5 too), although we are off to Bath and get back late Saturday night so I hope I still fancy it then! Plus I have the rest of my Virtual Run 5k series to go.

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6 thoughts on “Reindeer running! And Garmin fails!”

  1. Oh, I’ve had the same problem once where I left my Garmin on between a warm-up and a race! I would love to know how to delete the middle part too, because I can’t even look at the data from that run. The horrible straight line just gets to me too much and it reminds me of someone scribbling on one’s schoolwork. I know, I’m weird.

    I love those photos of you – you have *such* thick and lovely hair, and beautiful skin. My hair and skin could learn a lot from yours!

    I just have the VR 10K left to do next week…so nervous. I can’t really do festive runs as I’m not keen on dressing up and Xmas things in general. Not sure what I’m going to do with myself in terms of in-person races until the last week in March, and even that one’s up in the air at this stage.

    1. The thing is, I pressed stop, and it went into powersave mode… Yes the red line is very annoying! I feel like it should realise that I didn’t run all that way.
      Good luck with your run! Next Saturday I am hoping to do a parkrun so that will be my week 3 5K- no roads to cross! You will be fine with your 10k- you were so speedy with your 5k time! 🙂

  2. Your family and friends are so lucky to have you with all your incredible bakes! The lattice thing (sorry I don’t know what it’s called) looks phenomenal – marzipan mmmmmmm!
    And the photo of the tree looks beautiful. What a lovely place to run!
    The only festive run I’m doing is the Christmas parkrun. I’m going to take Alfie with me as a friend’s daughter is going to hold him while I run (I couldn’t bare to tie him to a tree or bench as he’d just be so forlorn and confused and it wouldn’t be fair to make him run 5k without any build up). He’s going to have a little Christmas outfit on and I’m got some festive gear as well. I’m quite excited! 🙂

  3. Oh how frustrating about your Garmin. Can you open through your computer and make a copy of the run data, then delete the beginning of one and end of the other?
    That’s such a lovely photo out on your morning run.

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