Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
The weather here was absolutely beautiful yesterday – I was able to turn off the heat and open up the windows!
I had planned for an outdoor run today (I’d be crazy not to) but was having a little trouble finding motivation to go after I got home from work. Matt has gotten into geo-caching and suggested I go with him tonight. The park we were heading to has a pretty nice running path, so I grabbed my shoes, and headed out. We planned on meeting up in about 40 minutes, which was enough time to do this:
The park is pretty much all rolling hills, some steeper than others. After working my legs and then going to spin class on Tuesday, the uphills were a little rough. Yeah, yeah. I know it’s good for me. But it hurts.
When we came home I made some stir fry with chicken and brown rice for dinner. That I inhaled way too fast to snap a picture of.
As a runner, there are lots and lots of different gadgets and accessories to buy and wear. Some are pretty reasonably priced. I can deal with that. Others, not so much. There’s $100+ shoes, $15 socks (really?), and gadgets that can run you several hundred bucks. I’ve been lucky to be gifted many of my favorite things, and I’m really not too picky about running in super fancy-schmancy clothes. (Sorry, Lululemon). There is something I’ve been eyeing for a while, though, and want to get some help in making a decision.
The Garmin Forerunner 305. If you’ve never heard of this thing, then your bank account is lucky. It has GPS and tracks mileage, pace, etc. as well as also being a heart rate monitor. There’s also the 205, which has the same specs minus the heart rate monitor.
I have the Nike+ GPS on my phone and have been using that while running, but it’s not always accurate. And frankly, having iPhone bounce around on my arm with my headphone cord swinging around gets pretty annoying after 45 minutes.
This model is $200 + tax and shipping on the Garmin website, but Amazon has it for $128 with free shipping. That’s a pretty good deal.
And because I’m an adult and I like to make well informed and researched decisions, it’s your turn.
Do you have a Garmin and love it? Hate it? Couldn’t care less about some silly watch and want to talk about shoes? Let me know what you think!