Going Garmin?

Today’s run: 10 miles, very hilly, no music. 1:20

To say that today’s run was challenging is an understatement. The hills were relentless and the humidity was in full force. It was not easy but you know what? IT FELT SO GOOD!

It also resulted in a total epiphany.  I finally realized why I have felt so challenged in my runs lately. The transition to a minimalist shoe. DUH.  HELLO!!! Going from Asics Gel Nimbus to Saucony Kinvaras are night and day. I love the Saucony’s but dang, it’s going to take me longer than I thought to get back to marathon shape. I hope that by the time I get there my feet and legs will be hard-core, lol.


In bad news my Nike GPS Sport Watch has to go back. !@#$%#@!##$%##!!. You all know I have a love/hate relationship with it so maybe it’s a good thing. Something is wrong with the USB connection and it will not upload my run to the Nike Plus Community. Want to know the most irritating part? Nike actually suggested I go online, buy a new one and then return my current one for a refund. UM NO WAY. NOT HAPPENING. I finally talked to someone with a brain that gave me the info to ship mine back and then they will send a new one. That’s better.

At this point I may just turn around and sell the new one I receive and buy a Garmin. Sigh. I just really like the Nike Plus running community and all of the challenges. It is what it is, right?

Ok, so talk to me. Do you run in a Garmin? Which one? Pros/Cons?


6 thoughts on “Going Garmin?

  1. AHHHH You made it through a tough tough run, you are one strong chica! BUMMER ABOUT YOUR WATCH!! I have the Garmin 305 and I absolutely LOVE IT!!! BIlly uses the Garmin 610 and he is obsessed with his too! Seriously, switching to minimalist shoes is a huge shock for your body! GREAT JOB!

  2. Aww sad day about having to send it back. Hopefully a Garmin will work out for you if that’s what you end up deciding on! I haven’t used either so no advice here.

  3. I have the Garmin 405 and I’m in LOVE with it. I haven’t figured everything out on it but so far its been pretty good and pretty accurate!! 🙂

  4. I love my Garmin 405! I bought it just before my first 1/2 marathon in April and wished I bought it last year. (I was using my iPhone and runkeeper app). My girlfriend loved her Garmin 610.

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