The Totals…

My Garmin started beeping over the weekend that it was full.  After a little over a year of friendship and support, it forced me to purge some of the information I love gazing at.

Of course, we had our disappointments.  All the times it didn’t get a signal until midway through my run, the times it unexpectedly ran out of battery within seconds into a run, or even the couple of times I made it out of the house without it.

But, as I was pressing the “delete all” button, I couldn’t help but smile at all the information it did register.

Since mid-March of last year, despite the hiccups mentioned above and all my breaks from running due to injury after injury, the Garmin still managed to track 512 miles worth of sweaty runs.  That added up to a total of 104 hours putting one foot in front of the other, and over 64,000 calories burned.

There’s a reason I can’t go out for a run without it, and why when it’s acting iffy it ruins a perfectly good run:  stats like these make me smile.  It’s good to know all the effort you put in.

And on those days I’m struggling to run 5 miles, I have to remind myself that those 5 miles are nothing on the grand scheme of things.

I can’t wait to see next year’s stats.  Here’s to a 2010 free of injuries!

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13 responses to “The Totals…

  1. WOW! Those are some impressive stats!!!

    Too funny that you picked the exact same address labels! Great minds think alike! 🙂

    • It’s good to have all the totals tallied up, isn’t it? It makes it feel like it really DOES make a difference!

      Ah, if only burning those 64,000 calories would have tallied up to some weight loss…

  2. Too bad you can’t download that info to a computer.

    • I did download it, but for some reason the info in the computer was a smaller number than the GPS. I checked everything, and all the dates added up, so I’m not sure why it says less miles in the computer 😦 I think it was about 20 miles difference?

  3. Those are some awesome totals!

  4. Do you use Garmin Connect? I saw that you said you do download it into a comp. It would be fun to add up all of the totals! I am doing that manually right now….

    Great job! That is a lot of time running! 🙂

    • I do, but on Garmin Connect it still didn’t match the numbers on the Garmin, couldn’t figure it out why.

      Said that, my Garmin stopped working!! It was fine today, I got home and went to connect to the computer, and nothing. It doesn’t turn on at all. I did a soft reset and am able to turn it on while it’s plugged in, but if I unplug it, it’s done. Going for the full reset now (losing my runs this week), but hope it works. Don’t want to get a new one after only a year (of course, a month after the warranty expired).

  5. Amazing stats! I’m so excited that I will be able to total up my runs over time with the Garmin. So far…6 miles (not counting the two days on the treadmill, which, you’re right it sucks not to have them “count”). I’m going to love watching my stats!

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