Our new refrigerator was delivered at about 8:30. When they turned the water shut-off valve, it broke off (which I guess is common if you don't turn it for 9 years!) They turned the water off with a tool, but they said we need a new valve for the ice cube maker to work. This caused me bad anxiety, because of my ice chewing addiction.
After the fridge was delivered, I had to sit around and wait for someone to come measure for our carpet. They were supposed to be here at around 1:30. We haven't picked out carpet yet, but it was free to have someone come measure, so it wouldn't hurt to get an accurate price.
At around 11:30, I decided to go to the rec center for my 3-mile run, and it wasn't until after I was dressed for it that I remembered I couldn't drive anywhere. So I figured I'd do the dreadmill with the (accurately calibrated) Garmin foot pod and see how accurate the treadmill is.
I set the dreadmill for the exact same settings as last time, before I calibrated the foot pod. I ran until the Garmin reached 3 miles, which was BEFORE the dreadmill reached 3 miles... meaning I was right. I know my body well! I was running faster than the dreadmill said I was all this time.
|Treadmill says: 2.82 miles|
|Treadmill says: Average pace is 10:31/mi|
|Garmin says: 3 miles, 9:52/mi pace|
I'm not saying that the foot pod is 100% accurate, but I definitely think it's more accurate than the dreadmill. I calibrated it on a 400-meter track and it was right on. I'm glad that I bought it!
I designed a tech shirt today on CafePress.com. That's what happens when I'm bored! I ended up really liking it, so I ordered it. This is what I wrote (although it's a different and FUN font that my version of Photoshop doesn't have):