On the Garmin front, today at mile 3.77 Garmin beeped to tell me it was running low on battery power. It happily lasted for the remainder of my run. I just calculated that I was able to run 50.5 miles on the last full charge (plus three hours of non-GPS watch mode at the Turkey Trot). That is roughly 8.8 hours of running time which puts it back in an acceptable range. So I guess the firmware update did it's thing!
Boyfriend and I took our first trip to the San Francisco Zoo this week. It's a cute little zoo and was amazingly devoid of people. It was almost eerie at times. But the lack of people made it quite enjoyable (just take a friend so you don't find yourself all alone in the maze-like configuration at a zoo where a guy got mauled by a tiger last year). I spied these wild little beasts and had to take their pictures:
The "Rabbits and Guinea Pigs" habitat was huge! And really, I saw a pretty sad spectacled bear who was sitting in a concrete enclosure not quite double this size who would probably appreciate a little real turf to sit on. Mario explained to me that clearly rabbits rank higher than exotic bears.