I finally broke down and bought a Garmin last week. I've thought about it for over a year now, researched it, stalked their website and finally made the purchase last week. I decided on the Garmin Forerunner 305. It wasn't expected to arrive until next week, but look what I found when I came home from work tonight:
I bought in under my husband's amazon account, so it came addressed to him. I forgot to mention it to him, so he opened up the box so excited and was let down when he realized it was my new toy! I can't wait to use it! It has to charge for 3 hours before I can use it, so I won't be able to use it until tomorrow :(
This might actually get me up for an early morning run, even though I was planning on heading into the office earlier than normal tomorrow. Hmmm, we'll see how that goes.
I'm so excited to finally have a gps for running especially now that I'm starting my MARATHON TRAINING PLAN next week! That's right, I'm planning to run my FIRST marathon this October at the Detroit Free Press Marathon!
I'm so excited for this race, my new garmin, my new training plan, AND I'm going to join the local Running Fit's 501 running class. This will get me in a group of runners for weekday runs and a long run on Saturdays in just a couple weeks. I can't wait. I'm finally proud to be a runner and have confidence in myself that I can actually do it!!Thank you friends, bloggers, and new garmin for helping me find my way to this amazing road! Any tips you may have on using your garmin would be appreciated. I've already read the book cover to cover, but we'll see how it works in real life :)