My team does a really neat thing for birthdays – we all contribute to a group gift (usually a gift card), plus bring treats and a nice card.
Of course, my birthday was last month and my team gave me a gift card to Luke’s Locker. Shopping for running gear – YAY!!!
The other weekend when our friends were in town for the Brad Paisley concert, we stopped at Luke’s for a shoe fitting (that’s definitely a post for another day when either The Boy or I buy new shoes – it was like watching the Shoe Whisperer at work).
While J was waiting to see the Shoe Whisperer, The Boy and I did a bit of shopping, too.
Thanks to the gift card, and birthday generosity from The Boy, I got my first real running watch!
I’m now the proud owner of a Garmin Forerunner 210.
I’ve gone through the basic setup, but my technical booklet reading inept, learn-by-doing self needs to do some on the pavement testing still. I have a 17 mile run this weekend, which will be an excellent opportunity see what the watch can actually do.
Either way, it’s thrilling to know that I can start tracking my pace during a race. I think it will help me get closer to my goal of setting a PR (personal record) in my next marathon.
That’s on my 101 List, by the way. Just like getting this watch was.