Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Happy Birthday Indeed!

For my birthday, my lovely mother gave me something I've been coveting for awhile now...

A Garmin Forerunner!

I selected the Forerunner 405 back when Amazon had it on super sale. There are some bad reviews out on this particular model because of the bezzle feature; however, I figured I'd get used to it and figure it out.

Of course it motivated me to get off my rump and take it for a spin this afternoon. I was able to set run/walk intervals for it to beep every 1/2 mile / 1/4 mile.

It snowed last night so it was a chilly/windy run, but I loved running with my Garmin and I was pretty happy with where my pace was:

I feel blessed that I have a parent that is not only supportive of my hobby, but she is willing to buy me gadgets that she doesn't understand. I feel like this could be a new turning point in how I track future training. Happy Birthday to me!

10 comments:

Skinny Emmie said...

yay, and happy birthday!!! xo

Miss Lynn said...

HBD, Em! And congrats on the Garmin. Of course, you already know that Minnie has revolutionized my life--hope you love yours just as much! :)

inhabitthebeauty said...

Happy birthday!

I have the 405CX (no idea the difference, they look the same!). I learned early on that the easiest way for me to deal with the bezel feature is to simply lock it after I've started a workout. I see my time, my distance and my average pace. I don't miss the rest.

marisol said...

That's awesome! Question... what's the difference between this and using an app like Runkeeper?
So what's going to be your reward now that you have the garmin?

TheDailyMel said...

Oooh, lucky girl!! Enjoy your new toy and happy birthday!!

KG said...

Aw welcome to the latest addition in our little garmin family!

Maren said...

Congratulations on your birthday - and that wonderful present!

Erin said...

Fantastic! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!
I am prepping for some changes in 2012 and would love to run a race with you and the Nashville girls this year. If y'all already have some planned, please let me know!

melinda said...

Jealous!! I want a garmin! :)

Congratulations- enjoy your new toy!

chubbymumnomore said...

What a cool present. What a cool mum for supporting you. Happy Birthday.

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