Saturday morning I was headed out the door for my last long run before the Little Rock Half Marathon next weekend and I grabbed my Garmin off the charger.
You have GOT to be kidding me.
I’m 8 days from my next race and 63 days away from THE race, and my Garmin dies? No no no.
But sure enough, it was completely frozen — wouldn’t power on, wouldn’t charge – nothing.
So I did what any rational adult would do and I threw the piece of expensive junk back into my gym bag and huffed out of the house.
Naked wrist while running = UNHAPPY Sarah. I posted this picture to Facebook before our run that morning — thanks Facebook friends for the support (and tolerance) of my whining.
We did our 10 miles just fine and I didn’t collapse and die without my watch… but it was a seriously strange feeling to not be able to look down every few minutes and check our pace. I started an inner dialogue with myself about how to get a new watch in the next few days so I could stay on track for training and racing — and how much I would need to spend to get a good one.
Argh! Stupid watch!
But I can’t be the first person ever in the history of Garmin watches to have this problem, right? Surely there’s some other poor sap out there who had this problem AND discovered a solution — and maybe, just maybe, posted about it on the internet. Right?!
But then there’s THIS. Bad things happen when I Google tech advice… Nevertheless there I was, Googling “reboot my Garmin 305”. And wouldn’t you know it, but the very first Google result was all the searching I needed to do. A site called Roadskater.net and his ever so helpful post from 2009 titled “How to Reboot a Garmin Forerunner 305 That Locked Up When Recharging on the Cradle and Won’t Power On“.
Step 1: Press Mode (bottom left side button) and Reset (left front button) simultaneously, then let go.
Step 2: There is no Step 2… It will now Power On normally.
Wish I’d taken the 5 seconds to do THAT Saturday morning instead of stomping out of the house and slamming the door in childish frustration behind me.
Live and learn, right?