Thursday, February 5, 2009

We got the Garmin, and other miscellaneous tidbits

Wow, I haven't posted in a week and I didn't even realize it had been that long. Where oh where does the time go? I'd like to say a big Thank You to all of you who gave me Garmin advice, it was much appreciated. While I think I would have been happy with the 205 or 305, and in fact maybe would prefer them for their larger screens, the hubby was being a man and wanted the latest model, so we have Gary the 405. I LOVE it! I still don't have all the bells and whistles figured out but I have the basics down. It is amazing to be able to see how fast you are going and what your distance is at any given time. I had just been guesstimating pace/distance so this is revolutionary for me. I can already tell that it will help me in training because I find it encourages me to push myself harder. I'm not sure how I feel about the heartrate monitor yet. I've never used heart rate to train, so I'm doing a little reading on it. I have become slightly obsessed with it, and have been wearing it around the house asking "What's my heart rate when doing dishes? What about when I go up the stairs? What if I run up the stairs? What about during Oprah? ooooh Lost is exciting, what's my heart rate now?" I think I need to limit my use of the HR strap to exercise only:) With the half marathon just a week away, I am really excited to be able to take Gary with me. I haven't come up with my goal time yet, but I'm hopeful that Gary can help me stay on track. I can already see that we will need 2 Garmin's eventually. We had some coupons/gift cards to help out with Gary 405 so maybe I will just save up and get the 205 or 305 for myself later on.

In other unrelated news, Rich is going to the frozen tundra of Ohio this weekend to visit my brother who is there for a couple months for school. My friend Darcy just decided last minute to come here for the weekend, she got her ticket last night and will be here tomorrow night. I am SO excited! She was one of my roommates in pharmacy school, so going from seeing her just about 24\7 to once every several months has not been fun. Our 3rd muskateer, Lynette, wasn't able to get off work on such short notice. It would have been perfect if she could have come as well but we'll have to remember her in spirit, and drink a martini or two in her honor. Lynt, if you're reading this...GO RUN, your half marathon is coming up, don't let the cold slow you down!!

I am very excited about a giveaway that Chic Runner is hosting. She has a great blog, full of good tips and gear for running. Read her post, it tells you exactly how to get entered to win her latest giveaway prize!

I know it's a couple days late, but I wanted to give my 2 cents on this weeks Biggest Loser. *SLAP* that's for you Joelle! You're partner worked so hard, and you farted it away and then talked crazy talk that made no sense. You obviously don't care about Carla as a person or your friendship. I might like you even less than I liked Vickie last season, good riddance to you but I hate you took Carla down with you! (yes, I realize that I do not actually know Joelle nor do I think she will read my message on my humble blog, but I felt like speaking my mind to her for a minute so just pretend along with me that she got the message)

9 comments:

Marlene said...

You are going to love raxcing with your Garmin! Enjoy the new toy.

(My hubby would have insisted on the latest model too! lol - men!)

aron said...

YAY for the garmin!!! its definitely the best :)

D10 said...

Congrats on the Garmin. Your life will never be the same.

Chic Runner said...

Let me know how you like the Garmin. I'm constantly on the fence about it and I need some good advice! :) Also thanks for the shoutout! :)

Kim said...

You will love Gary. You made me laugh though about you wearing the HR monitor around the house doing dishes and watching tv.

Have a great weekend with your friend. They are priceless.

MCM Mama said...

LOL at your antics with the HR monitor! You will enjoy racing with Gary. I can't imagine not using mine anymore.

lindsay said...

congrats on the garmin! new gear/gadgets are always fun. too funny about your hr monitoring.

Brian said...

Yes! Garmin! Welcome to the awesome world. I have only had mine for about a month and it has changed my running! Enjoy, cant wait to hear what u think about it!

Middle-of-the-Pack Girl aka Terri said...

Glad to hear you like the 405. I personally love the fact that it doesn't look like I want to be beamed up to the Starship Enterprise like my old one did, with the huge screen size.

Thank you so much for letting me know you've been reading my blog and for leaving me a comment earlier today. I'm quite flattered.

By the way, what kind of dogs are Emmy and some of the others? And Dickson, he looks just like my mom's dog, and he (Amos) tends to "talk" (not quite barking, not quite whining) to my mom a lot. I guess you could say "neurotic" to describe him too!