I had no idea what a Garmin was…until I started reading healthy living blogs. It seemed like everyone on the earth who ran had one. Well heck, if they had one, I needed one too!
Then I saw the price tag. Ouch.
I put it off for a few months, then a year, and just got used to the fact that I wouldn’t have exact splits or know my pace on my runs. No big deal.
Then I found the iMapMyRun app on my phone. It tracked distance and pace. Ooh.
Then I found the RunKeeper app – and liked it even more.
While I was discovering those apps, I found an incredible deal on the Garmin 405x on Cyber Monday. I sent it to my husband, not-so-subtly suggesting it should be my Christmas gift.
Being the sweet, loving husband he is, that’s exactly what I got.
And it has sat in the box ever since Christmas.
Why? Not because I’m unappreciative – promise. But because I started wondering if I really needed it after all. I like running with my phone for safety purposes and I get distance and pace on the app on my phone – wouldn’t the Garmin be redundant? Should I send it back and get a refund? That would pay for at least two race entry fees…if not more…
But then again – it would be nice to have the option of not always carrying my phone. And I have noticed that my battery on my phone starts to die on my longer runs.
So let me ask you – what would you do? Would you keep the Garmin or return it?