Before I get to the good stuff, lets cover some back ground info first.
I am a slacker.......
When I decided to start running I had no short term goals other than distances. It was no longer about the numbers on the scale which to be honest I still check habitually, but I feel nothing when I see the numbers. It's also not about my pant size (I mean I wouldn't mind being smaller, but that's not my focus.) My goal is to be the healthiest I can be and to enjoy any activity that helps me get there.
With all that said, I still know my bad traits are still just under the surface. That's why, when I started to pursue my running goals, I told myself I didn't get to buy all the sweet swag I wanted up front. So I set distance goals that I had to meet in order to buy certain things.
- First 5k race resulted in a visit to the Nike Outlets and the purchase of a new outfit.
- Sticking with running for two month garnered me new running shoes and special socks.
- For my first half I had planned to buy a Garmin or similar..... Enter story about AMAZING hubby.
On Saturday afternoon I had to spend hours studying for my oral spanish exam with a partner. Hubby had a few errands to run so he took me into town. Hours later when my head hurt from studying too much and the hubby came to pick me up. With. A. Present.
Lovely hubby had picked me up the Polar FT60 G1. Heck ya! Heart rate monitor + GPS!
I tried it out Sunday. Did I like it? Maybe I did, maybe I didn't. We'll save that for my next post..
What's the best running-related gift you have received?