Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It's not you, it's me

Garmin, I know it could be awesome between us. I know it's my fault. I haven't tried hard enough. Even worse, I keep forgetting you exist but then expect to be ready to go out on a run with me the minute I grab my shoes.

You've tried. You've valiantly stood outside my apartment building scanning for satellites with your best "beam me up, Scotty" smile only to then realize you were out of batteries and not up for a run. Sure, I'd had my energy all sorted with shot blocks but I'd forgotten to charge you. Other times I'd be a few miles into a run when I realized I'd left part of you - the heart monitor! - at home.

I've heard great things about you. I know you could help me get faster. I know your beepy company could help me stay on pace for long runs and I'd love to get to know you better.

Sometimes I can be stubborn and set in my ways. I've loved and lost before only to find again and I'm having trouble adjusting to new buttons, but please give me a chance.

Would charging you nightly help? How about going on double dates with other runners and their Garmins? Would you like that?


  1. Cute post! I can relate! Once you have a Garmin, you'll never want to give it up. Mine is known as G-man and he goes with me on every run. I can't live with out him. You would think I am talking about a human...LOL

  2. I'm not convinced... I've tried a lot of heart rate monitors--that's part of what I do for my job as a fitness editor--and while I hear a lot of raves about Garmin, I found the last watch I tried pretty frustrating. The GPS function is cool, but the battery dies after 8 hours if you leave it on. Try charging it and 3 out of 4 times the charger doesn't connect correctly, which means you go to grab your watch and it's still dead! My favorite of the ones I've tried recently? Suunto's new M4 model.

  3. Glad you're so happy with yours, Melissa!

    Jessica, I've never had a problem with the connection, but my Garmin definitely doesn't hold the charge. I'd need to remember to charge it fully before every run. If I decide to buy a new one I might give the Suunto a try.