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.