Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Getting Lost

As many know, I love my Garmin GPS that I use when traveling.  It helps me get from Point A to Point B without fumbling with a map.  If you do make a wrong turn, the GPS will recalculate your route and get you back on course.  Depending on how badly you didn't listen to your GPS, you probably cost yourself a few miles or minutes. 

Well, this is fine and dandy for when you're driving, but when you're out running and make a wrong turn, miles and minutes are a bit more of a stretch.

When traveling, I use a website called MapMyRun.com to plan where I'll be running.  You can search for publicly shared running routes.  I did this before flying out and printed a route near the hotel.  The problem arises when you make the first wrong turn and all of the street names sound the same.  I also got a late start in the evening and it was getting dark.  Sorry, I cannot think of any other lame excuses.  I did have the printed map with me.

I never thought I'd get lost while running, but it was bound to happen.  I landed up doubling back on my route and ending early.  I know where I went wrong and I'll be back at it on Thursday morning.

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