No joke! I seriously think it purposefully dies every time I try to use it! Conspiratorial little stinker (I do not know if conspiratorial is actually a word, but I feel like it is a legit fake one at least :-) ).
In all honesty, I think there may be something wrong with the wall charger part of it. I still think it was messed up that it died the morning of the WDW half. I KNOW I put it on the charger before I left for Orlando...all night! And there is absolutely no way it should have been dead in like 2 days. It was dead again on Saturday, although this time it was my fault because it has been in my running bag since coming home from Princess weekend. Even though I knew I needed to put it on the charger on Friday night, I did not. So on Monday I knew that I needed to charge it so that it would be ready to go on Tuesday morning. I plugged it in to the wall, and it beeped like it recognized something had happened to it, and it showed the little charger sign for a minute, and then it just gave me the "low battery" message. No joke the battery is low, that's why I am plugging it in to the wall!! So I tried like 5 other outlets, and still the same thing, it beeped, but no charging. I finally decided to try it in my computer. It plugged in and charged just fine in the computer. I left it in for a while and then unplugged it when I went to bed. It was not really in the charger for that long, but it at least gave it 2 bars, which I knew would get me through 3 miles. Last night my computer was dead, and I did not feel like plugging anything in, so I went to bed and crossed my fingers that the little bit of life I gave it on Monday would hold out, but alas this morning it was dead. Sad.
And to make the morning even more interesting, I woke up late. Super late. My alarm goes off at 5:30 on running mornings. I immediately shut this one off because I also have alarms set for 6, 6:30 and 7 (those are for the regular days). I ignore the 5:30 one, but it gives me the 30 minute warning, and I go back to sleep until 6. For some reason though, the 6 and 6:30 alarms were both off! I have no idea what I was thinking when I did that! I was probably thinking it was a good idea to get some extra sleep :-) So today, I opened my eyes and thought that I was enjoying the longest most awesome 30 minute nap ever! And then I decided to just look at the clock, and it was 6:38. I should already be in the car driving at that point. Oopsie!
In my flurry of trying to get out of the house as quickly as possible, I left my Luna bar and bottle of water on the counter. I did of course have the dead garmin, but no breakfast. So when I got to my mom and dad's house, I decided to just borrow mom's garmin. I stood in the driveway for like 5 mins waiting for it to "locate satellites". Seriously, I listened to one full song on my iPod while I waited. It was finally ready, and I made it about a half mile and that one died as well! Its like something in my body just sucks the life out of them :-)
It was also at this point in my run that I realized I could not breathe. I forgot about my inhaler in my mess of activity. Big mistake! That's probably a little melodramatic...its not like I pass out or anything, it just makes running a lot less pleasant.
So I had a dead garmin, no breakfast, no water and no inhaler. Awesome morning :-) The good news is that I still managed to keep my intervals. I did somehow manage to remember my interval timer. So the run was a little slower than normal, but I still stuck to those intervals and I think I was only a minute or two slower than my normal run to work.
I am running a 5K this weekend...hooray for St Patrick's Day races!! And I think come Tuesday I am going to bump up the run part of my interval. Hopefully by Tower of Terror I can get a little bit speedier :-)