Weight and Stuff Report – 3 January 2012

Hmm, up a pound today. Insert usual comment about daily fluctuation thingies, and other such excuses.

It was very windy this morning, with some quite nasty sudden gusts that made things a bit interesting when in the vicinity of traffic. I was wary enough to walk across the High Level Bridge, which was a bit more sheltered than the Tyne Bridge. Getting blown in front of a bus wasn’t something I fancied this morning.

Having had fun with the Garmin Fit app not playing yesterday, I found it was still refusing to synchronise with the web service today, so I used the Runkeeper app instead for today’s walk, then did that slightly annoying conversion thing:

  1. Export GPX file
  2. Run TCX Converter to get a TCX file
  3. Import into Garmin Training Center
  4. Realise I exported it wrong (course rather than track), repeat steps 2 and 3
  5. Upload from Garmin Training Center to Garmin Connect

And there you have it:

Walk to work

Walk to work

At some point during today, it would seem somebody at Garmin put the plug back in, because on the mumbleth log out/log in on the iPhone app, data appeared as expected. I’ve just checked, and it even admits to knowing about today’s walk that I imported earlier. Shame it lost yesterday’s – I’ll log that as a manual activity so it gets a proper total for this month’s activity.

Anyway, that’s enough muttering about badly behaved software. Here’s a thing I saw yesterday:

Strange Creature

Strange Creature