Jan 17, 2013

The New Love of My Life and Wussing Out

Isn't she pretty? I love her! I finally gave in and bought it. The words "Special Edition" forced me into buying it. My 305 has been acting up lately so it gave me a good excuse to buy this new 610. I played around with it a little bit last night and I am looking forward to taking her on a test run this weekend. I think I might even give her a name but I haven't thought of one yet.
Moving on to things that are not so exciting...I decided that I am going to run the Surf City Half Marathon and not the full. I know..I am a wuss! After carefully weighing out my options, I decided that I did not feel 100% confident with the training I have put in. I don't want to mess around the marathon anymore if I am not ready to get out there and take care of business. The next time I attempt a marathon, I am going to be ready to take it on. I am still on track for earning my Beach Cities Challenge medal and I will definitely be running this race for my Dad. I have not set a goal yet but I know that this race will be different because I will running it with my heart.

Do you have a name for your Garmin? If you do, tell me what it is!

Anyone else running Surf City with me?

24 comments:

  1. There's just something about surfboard bling that makes me wanna run Surf City....one of these years. You are so not a wuss. You're just being smart! Love the new Garmin. Mine is Garmina Garmone.

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    1. The Surf Board bling is unique and I am hoping to have one around my neck in just a couple of weeks! I love the name of your Garmin!

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  2. Running the half is better than going out to run the marathon and then being miserable the entire race. There will be plenty of other marathons to run. Smart decision.

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    1. Thank you for the support Robin. I totally agree with you. I think I can finish the distance at this point but just not as I would like to.

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  3. Oh love it! Let me know how you like it!

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    1. I will have to let you know so you can get one too for that upcoming marathon :)

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  4. Ooohhhh....I want one! I can't wait to hear how you like it!

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    1. I think you need one! I love the colors! I will have to let you all know how my first run with it goes.

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  5. ohhh I so want the special edition!! To bad my husband found the cord for his 305. :( That would have been on my list!

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    1. I think you should hide his 305 cord and get yourself one! You deserve it!

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  6. She is beautiful! Have fun with her!

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    1. Thank You Missy! I haven't even tried it yet but I love it already!

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  7. What kind of tricks does your Garmin do? I'm curious about this special edition...

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    1. The big change for me is the touch screen. That is going to take some getting used to. I don't think it does too much more than any other Garmin but it's not as bulky as my 305 so I like that too!

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  8. love the watch!
    you are so not a wuss
    and you know I am there at SC
    i'll be the turtle far far behind you

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    1. I will see you at Surf City! The race starts late so I hope the weather is still cool at that time. You are not a turtle...stop!

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  9. you are not a wuss - you are wise!!!
    I love your new Garmin - fun color. I have had my Garmin for 6 mos. and still have not figured out the features on it!!

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    1. Thank You Becky! I think I made the right decision. I have yet to figure out my watch so hopefully it's easy to use!

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  10. The watch color is great! And that's also cool that your race has a half option so that you can still participate, and I agree with Becky that you are being smart to assess the situation and change as needed.

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    1. I am glad that it has the half option too! It cost me $5.00 to change which is not too bad! Good job on that 22 miler!

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  11. Sandy, you are ANYTHING but a "wuss". So what.....you decided to run the half instead of the full. I'd call that a smart decision....you looked at your training and decided to fight it out another day. Very wise, my friend!

    I call my Garmin "Garmie".....my little guy tends to name his stuffed animals like that (i.e. his shark is "Sharkie", the toucan is "Touckie", etc...)so I stole it from him.

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    1. Thank You Bill! I still think I am a wuss! I love how you picked the name of your Garmin. Mine is still without a name but I am thinking about it!

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  12. You are NOT a wuss! I think it's a smart decision. And now I want the 610 too....

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    1. Thank You Terzah! Next to you I am wuss. You proved what a hard core runner you are when you ran CIM in the worst weather conditions. I wish I had the dedication that you have!

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