I was a late adopter on the mobile phone wave. I mean, why do people need to get in touch with me at ALL times? Maybe I just want to be unavailable sometimes. Be that what it may, eventually I caved for business reasons and have become a cell phone toter (when I don’t forget) for several years now.
So the other day, this cell phone toter laundered her phone by forgetting to take it out the fleece vest pocket before washing. Expletive, I said upon the realization that I was again the proud owner of a dead piece of technology. This time I’m going to bail on Sprint and switch to Verizon instead of spend too much time sitting around the Sprint store and then wait a week for them to replace my lowest-end model because they don’t carry those in the store.
In either case, I’m incommunicado for a few days, which has had the unfortunate outcome of missing two different people to ride with on two different days. Yes, I rode solo last night AND this morning because sans mobile talking device, I couldn’t rectify the “oops where’s the other person” problem. It’s amazing people ever rode together at all before cell phones were invented. I guess it requires better accuracy on meet me at this location at exactly this time.
At least I got to ride. I took a few days off from running because the top of my right foot was sore after a little ankle turn on the single track run last Tuesday. Besides, my legs felt like they needed a short break from running, so I did Powercranks and some plyometrics Thursday, rode the mountain bike Friday and the road bike today.
All this riding adds up to around 100 miles for the week, give or take, who knows for sure because I haven’t been super accurate with the mileage. With a dead old GPS and a new one wrapped under the tree for several more days, my sole recording device has been a simple stopwatch. There are problems with trying to track mileage and ride time using a stopwatch, one major one being the problem of stopping it at a stoplight then forgetting to turn it back on for 20 minutes or so. Or was it 15? Or more than 20? How many miles….? Heck. I haven’t a clue. Let’s call it 20 minutes. Now let’s guesstimate how fast I’m averaging because mapmyride.com has been a pain in the butt to use lately. You can see how my mileage is a WAG at best, but I’m still calling it 100.
Tomorrow I run using my new Speedstars I got at new sponsor Raleigh Running Outfitters.