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My new toy

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I have been wanting a Garmin for forever, but it's hard to get past the price. It's a lot of money to spend on what's essentially a toy for myself and I felt selfish even wanting one. When we sold our condo in Las Vegas at the beginning of the month, my husband told me to go ahead and buy one. I still didn't want to spend that much since I wanted most of the money to go towards debt. I looked on ebay and after a few days finally won a 205 for $127 which is a huge savings since they're about $250 at the store here. I waited almost a month and my package finally arrived last Wednesday, but when I opened it up instead of a Garmin they had sent me some GPS map thing for the car. I was so disappointed! I've been trying to contact the seller since last Wednesday and they won't respond and I keep getting more and more frustrated.

Yesterday our Jeep kept stalling so DH took it the mechanic in the afternoon and he was gone a really long time. When he got back I asked how much it cost and he said he didn't remember it was around $200 and the bill was in the back seat. So I went outside to get the bill and when I opened the door there was a brand new Garmin 205 sitting on the seat. He'd phoned the Running Room while I was in the shower that morning to make sure they had one and then he'd drove an hour both ways to go and pick it up. This is one of the sweetest things he's done for me! He doesn't pretend to understand my love of running, but he's very supportive of it and knows how much it means to me. I'm a lucky girl!

I can't wait to take it out for a run. It was -25*C with the wind chill today so I didn't get out, but it's supposed to get bearable this weekend and I can hardly wait to play with my new toy! This is going to make training so much fun!
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  • RUN2009
    do you find yourself using this exclusively or do you switch it up with another HR monitor? I would consider getting one but I have a polar f6- definitely not the same!
    4602 days ago
    Wow, what a lovely thing to do! Congrats on both your new toy and your amazing catch of a husband! :-)
    4648 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1183523
    That is really sweet!
    4657 days ago
    First off I just want to commend you on your weight loss! Great job!
    Secondly, you are one lucky lady to have such a loving hubby.
    Hope you enjoy your new gadget!

    All the best to you- Susan
    4659 days ago
    NICE! Update us on how it goes - I've been thinking about getting one, too!
    4660 days ago
    How wonderful for you to have 1. a wonderful husband and 2. a cool new gadget! Sorry to hear about the Ebay experience. Make sure you leave negative feedback and then some. Enjoy your weekend.
    - Elizabeth
    4660 days ago
  • RIVER69
    AWWW what a lovely story!

    and make sure you leave bad, BAD feedback for the seller!

    4662 days ago
    what a great husband you have! i love my 205. i hope you can get a hold of the ebay guy!!!!
    4663 days ago
    CONGRATULATIONS on the Garmin! Your Husband sure is a sweetie! :-)

    I hope you will get more that GPS maps for the purchase you made on Ebay though... What a bummer!

    I have the Forerunner 305 and I am loving it so much, although I have trouble synchronising my runs into Training Center... [sighs]

    Good luck and ENJOY! And please, let me know how you like it when you try it on a run! :-)
    4663 days ago
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