|I giggled and jumped up and down with glee when I |
heard our UPS man ring the doorbell this morning!
My new Camelbak Marathoner Hydration Vest (70-Ounce) and Garmin Forerunner 310XT arrived. I also went to the store to load up on Shot Bloks and tubes of petroleum jelly. Do I look like a woman ready to take on her first ever 21 mile training run Sunday morning? Because I am. :)
Sabrina and Jeff stayed with me during the Rock N Roll half marathon last weekend. They were showing me their spiffy new Marathoner hydration vest. Kent and I have fought buying a CamelBak for quite some time now. I was hoping to not need one at all, but with warmer weather approaching and a marathon less than three weeks away, I could no longer put it off. It will hold 70 ounces of water vs. the 32 ounces my FuelBelt provides. I really liked the pocket placement. Some of the other running hydration vests only have pockets in the back. That doesn't help me in a pinch. Not only does this have a giant back pocket, but two on the front. Plus lots of little ones for ipods, keys, etc. The "vest" style provides more support vs thinner straps some of the other backpack style systems. Oh, and it has a built in whistle! My plan is to scare the bears...and pervs away.
The Garmin 310XT is...are you ready for it...waterproof. I live in Washington state. It rains in SW Washington 9 months out of the year, and I'm not a treadmill lover. Waterproof is a must. The 405 I've had for the past two or three years simply does not do well in the rain...even with the bezel locked. This 310XT is multi-sport. So....that means I can use it in the water while training for a triathlon. Ahhhh, I see a new goal in my future!
Is it sad that I'm excited about owning two Garmins at one time? The dud 405 is headed back to Costco tomorrow, but for this brief moment in time, I own two "running geek gadgets". How bad ass is that?
I'll let you know how my new stuff works out for me during Sunday's very, very long run.