In the past week, three good things have happened.
First, I got a “new” Garmin Forerunner 305. I had been looking for an additional one for a long time, always looking on eBay. The 305 has been discontinued for awhile, but it’s still uber popular, so even the used ones were uber expensive. Enter Amazon. I don’t know what made me think of it, but I did an Amazon search a couple of weeks ago and there were several 305s being sold as used but “like new.” I took a chance and bought one; with shipping, it very reasonably cost $110. It arrived in the mail, looked brand new indeed, and I was thrilled to see that it had never been registered. I charged it up, registered it to myself, took it out on a test run with my old unit, and then used it again this weekend. Even without a full charge, the battery lasted 10+ hours. So happy!
Second, I got an #ultrachat hat in the mail. It’s a long story of how it happened, but I’m so pleased with it. (#ultrachat happens on Twitter every Sunday at 9:00 pm ET)
Third, I managed to squeeze in 29.2 miles in my first ever timed race. The Staten Island 6-Hour Run was a perfect fit into my 50-mile training. Race report is at Tumblr.
I am now in the final stretch of training. One more long run, then three weeks of taper.