Garmin Forefunner

In a few weeks, the LA Marathon will have come and gone and then I promise to stop talking about running (or talking about running to Help a Mother Out).

But before I do, I want to share with you the most amazing gadget I’ve ever had. It’s the Garmin Forerunner 305. I mocked my husband for loving his Ipad, but I now I understand. The Garmin GPS and Heart Monitor is awesome. It’s an exercise watch that calculates how fast you’re running, how many miles you’ve run, and at what pace you’re running at. For instance, yesterday I ran to a friend’s house and it took me 45 minutes to run 4.21 miles. I ran between a 9 minute and a 11.5 minute mile.¬†And it has a heart monitor so I can keep track of my heart rate while I’m running.

I’ve wanted one for a long time, but couldn’t justify spending the money. But a couple of weeks ago, I turned 40 and my friends all chipped in and bought the Garmin for me. I’ve never had a more thoughtful gift. Not only do I love gadgets, but I love giant watches. And, of course, I love my wonderful friends.

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