The number one question I get asked is not about the C25K program, training plans, shoes, or even fueling.
The question I get asked most often is, “What Garmin do you use?”
Maybe it’s because I have it plastered all over my Instagram feed.
I have the Garmin Forerunner 405.
Why did I buy the 405? Well . . .
Because Skinny Runner uses it. And I want to be like her. No joke.
By the way, she’s tall, blonde and a super fast runner.
I’m short, brunette, and not a super fast runner.
So, basically we’re twins.
Before I started using my Garmin, I used the Nike+ app. I really wanted something to give me a constant read out of different things ~ average pace, instant pace, time running, distance, etc. I also really wanted to know my splits. Nike+ may have updated their app to include these things and there may be other apps out there that have these capabilities. I don’t know.
What I do know is . . . . I love my Garmin so much, I bought one for oldest son and my husband.
I use it for cycling, running and walking. It gives me an estimate of calories burned per mile, which is nice.
I love that I can just look down at my wrist and see how long I’ve been running, what my pace is and how far I’ve run. I love that I don’t have to carry my phone with me if I don’t want to.
My husband and I only have one complaint with the 405 ~ the sensitivity of the touch bezel. We both have taken to locking the bezel after we get started.
Other than the touch bezel, I have such warm fond feelings of affection for my Garmin that I can say like Mr. Darcy said to Elizabeth (Hollywood version – not BBC version . . . don’t hate), “You have bewitched me body and soul and I love . . . I love . . . I love you.”