RIP Mr Garmin

It is with great sadness that I announce the demise of Mr Garmin this morning at approximately 9 am. Cause of death unknown but rumour has it that the early mornings became too much for him. He was a loyal fellow only occasionally refusing to come out with me using the ‘low battery’ as an excuse. We travelled England together recently taking in Torquay and Southampton. We had our ups and downs. He managed to make a full recovery after coming in to contact with the path one infamous time and sustaining a nasty scrape along his side. Yes he was brave, but sadly is no more. He has left me in my time of need.

RIP Mr Garmin

It took me a while to get over the shock of loosing my faithful companion, but I rationalised that I had trained for 2 marathons without such technology and pulled myself together and headed out. I had planned all week to do 4 times 5 mile loops (19 miles needed) so knew the route to take so not having a Garmin should not matter, right? The feeding station was set up on the wheelie bin, 3 gels and 2 bottles of water, sorted. After approximately 8 miles I was struggling so knew this was going to be tough, the plan changed slightly for me to run 3 hours 20 minutes and then stop. At the final stop by the house I knocked (okay maybe pounded) on the door to request a cool bath be run for me in 30 minutes!

Was very glad to finish and plunge in to that cool water.

Felt fine very shortly after but boy it was tough for most of the 300 minutes.

Plotted the run on realbuzz to discover it is ‘only’ 18 miles, hubby suggested I went back out to do the last mile, I’ll let you guess what the answer was.

Off to trawl the net for a Mr Garmin replacement, the mourning period is over.

About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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5 Responses to RIP Mr Garmin

  1. Happy Runner says:

    I still miss my Garmin… 😦

  2. zoecakes says:

    Have you tried re-booting him? Mr W’s Garmin appeared to have died the other day and after a bit of googling we were able to find a fix. 🙂

  3. plustenner says:

    must admit I have become very reliant on my ‘garmie’ 🙂

  4. fortnightflo says:

    I have a forerunner 110 and I love him very much. I’m so sorry to hear your sad news. but I think you have your maths wrong – 4 x 5 miles is in fact 20 miles not 19, and 3hrs 20 mins is 200 minutes not 300!! That’d be well slow, which actually you are not!

  5. abradypus says:

    Happy trawling. I opted for the 210 and like it, though it doesn’t do anything fancy like virtual partner.

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