So, after finding out that my Map My Run had been lying to me (how rude) and tricking me into thinking I had in fact run both further and faster than I actually had, I though it high time I invested in some actual GPS hardware. So I hereby introduce you to Gary, aka a Garmin Forerunner 10.

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For the first time in my life I actually did a little research and read some reviews about this purchase (I’m like a changed person). I was quite taken with the fact that this particular watch came in three colours, pink obviously being my favourite. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles the others did – which was reflected in the price, and as I’m not a whizz when it comes to things like numbers (or machines that go and stop and stuff) the simplicity was just what I was after. I wanted it to go when I ran and stop when I stopped. And it does (yay). It gives me a break down of how far I am going, how fast I run, the time it takes me and how many calories I’m burning.

It has been a few months since I have purchased it now and, apart from the one time it decided to not record a run, it has been great. It has helped to keep me motivated and I have started challenging myself to keep my speed up and consistent through out my work outs by keeping an eye on my minute per km breakdowns.

Most importantly it congratulates me when I finish, and who does love inanimate objects complimenting them?

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