Saturday morning I was trying to get motivated to run 6 miles. I always turn on my Garmin while I am getting ready so it can find a signal before I head out. I took it off the charger and pressed the power button….nothing…I tried again…nothing. I put it on the charging dock thinking one of the cats may have disconnected it…nothing. The battery charging message was nowhere to be seen. Needless to say I was NOT happy but I finished getting ready and planned on taking my phone to use runkeeper instead.
My stomach didn’t feel right but I assumed I was upset about the fact that I was going to have to pay out some serious $$$ for a new watch. I headed out the door and got about a quarter mile down the road when I realized my stomach issue had nothing to do with my Garmin. I promptly turned around an ran home (half a mile down, 5.5 to go)!
I headed out again deciding to deviate from my original plan and stay in the neighborhood for a while (aka close to home). I ran about 2 more miles and started to feel a little better so I headed over to the park with the hills. Miles 2.5 to 5 were kind of robotic. I felt ok, but was really just going through the motions. By mile 5 I was a little dehydrated and not feeling so hot so I had to walk the last mile.
Once I got home, I further investigated what may be wrong with my Garmin and several sites online recommended a reboot (holding down the mode and lap button at the same time). With a very pessimistic attitude I tried it and voila! It worked! The Garmin is back : )
Do you use a GPS watch? If so, what would you do if you thought it had died?