Graduation gift

Graduation gift

Just back from a weekend in York where my other half bought me a surprise gift for having graduated. Thrilling!

York was lovely and I did a run along the river on Saturday morning in the sun. I like running in new locations as I always seem to run well. Indeed for my 3rd post graduation run, I managed 6k+. The fact I don't know quite how far or in quite what time vindicates the purchase of my running watch dontcha reckon!

Back home now, and I really need to knuckle down to devising a post graduation strategy.

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  • oooooh, lovely gadget! It looks gorgeous!

    It sounds like you're doing well post graduation, so well done on that. As for strategy, you might simply enjoy running carefree and drool over all the lovely stats from the new toy? ;-)

  • I lived in York for 10 years & for 8 of those I used to cycle along the river path to get to work. It's lovely - except when it floods!! A great place for cycling & running because its quite flat. Fancy watch too ☺

  • Very fancy!

    I like running off into the unknown sometimes too. Except for the time I ended up running round a sewage works - that was less than ideal!

  • Very very nice present Torta. Have fun using it :)

  • Woooooooooooooooo, there's lovely. You lucky lass! My husband bought me a sports watch but it wasn't a running watch! Bah He never reads up on things (rolls eyes)

    I run round the sewage works regularly ! Ha ha

  • Argh! Just been a run but it looks like I'm going to need quite a bit of reading of the manual before I get my use out of this watch. Not a scooby do what I'm doing with it. Thank goodness I took my app with me too!

  • The first time I wore my garmin it was beeping away so much I felt like dancing along :)

    You'll get used to it .....

  • 11th Commandment:

    "Thou shalt not covet your neighbour's TomTom Runner cardio GPS Watch Red & black".

    I want, I want...

  • I just spotted that it's the Sport version, not Runner version. Triathlon, anyone?

  • Yes, it's the sports version, but only because it turned out they didn't have any of the cheaper runner ones in stock. The nice man who had spent over half an hour showing me all the TomTom delights offered to do the multisport one for the same price when he could see my lower lip began to tremble at the thought of walking away watch-less, and No.1 bloke hovering in the background flexing his credit card.

    Since I last posted, I have read the manual, watched umpteen YouTube clips and walked for ages, up and down the street in my socks, tinkering with the watch. I think I have it sussed...


  • Very nice! Hubby bought me one for Christmas, the only 'picky' thing I don't like (apart from there's no 'show me the way home' feature because there's no specific 'walking' application, unlike the Fenix/910) is that you can't disable the GPS when using the 'freestyle' application, which is a bum when you're doing an indoor exercise class and want to use the HRM to track calories.

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