Friday, December 16, 2011

Garmin needs a Name

Hi Everyone!

To say that I'm ready to be done working today is very much an understatement!! I had great fun trying all of the foods at the Dept. Holiday Potluck. I made broccoli slaw with olives and bacon bits! It was quite good if I say so myself! We had quite a spread from deep fried turkey, an okra dish, chili and fixins, bbq pulled chicken sandwiches, some asian inspired food and some sweet goodies with red velvet cupcakes as the cherry on top! After sampling the fare, I had to take the stairs back up my 3 flights b/c I was quite full!

Just before lunch, I got my Garmin Forerunner 405 all set up and ready to go! I charged it last night.

charging the Garmin

I watched all of the 'How To' videos on the Garmin website and even got the ANT+ thing to talk to my Garmin, so I'm all ready to go! It's exciting for me b/c I feel like an official/ cool runner now that I have my Garmin! I realize that it was an early birthday present to myself and that day is over a month away, but I couldn't help looking at the box anymore!! :)

Ready to go!!

I think that my Garmin needs a name. Any suggestions? Is it a boy or girl Garmin? I need help!

In other news, I've been doing a good job with keeping up on my 7 fruits and veggies a day for the HBBC!! I took apart a pomegranite and have been working on the seeds since Tuesday. I even had them for my drive to/from Spokane on Wed.
But I have also splurged and made the Hungry Girl's Mississippi mug pie recipe. It was a mug full of chocolately gooey amazingness and wasn't all that bad for you!!
Mississippi Mug
Tonight, I'm excited b/c I get to meet up with Jess and her other runner friends in town and we are going to work on Running Journals. This should be an experience b/c I have what equals a -3 when it comes to creativity and imagination. I'm not so bad at crafty things, but I've never done one of these before, so who knows?! I will report about it later!

Tomorrow, It's supposed to be about 40 degrees and sunny during the day, so I'm going to take my Garmin out for it's inaugural spin around Pullman!! Please feel free to honk at me if you see me! :) There were TONS of people running around town on my way into work today and I was amazingly jealous! Tomorrow it will be my turn!

I'm still hoping to make the drive to Lewiston on Sunday and meet Courtney Rainville from this season's BL12!! If I do, you will have pictures on Monday!

What are you up to this weekend?


  1. So excited to have found you! Thank you so much for the wonderful gifts :) I LOVE them all and wearing the fuzzies now!!! Looking forward to reading more and catching up on your blog. You ROCK! Merry Christmas!!!!!

  2. I'm thinking about getting a Garmin too! I think I will totally feel like an "official" runner if I get one too? Wasn't today awesome! I live in Seattle area as well and it was such a beautiful day!!!

  3. good times! great to meet and create with you! the naming of the Garmin is big. Hmmm I would go with a girl. Let me know what you decide.