Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sporty Christmas Wishes

With the colder weather and the dusting of snow, my thoughts are turning to joys of Christmas! Although I don't believe the gifts are the true joy, I am a child at heart and love toys! Runner Leana posted her wish list and asked her fellow bloggers what was on their wish list! This Christmas I will be picking and buying for myself, from the list I made for Santa. I should know this Thursday how much I can spend!

I would like to have a GPS for running. In checking out the different kinds and peoples' opinions, Garmin is the way to go. I am leaning towards the Forerunner 205 but not exactly positive on that just yet. I need to investigate a tiny bit more.

I would like to have a brand new helmet for biking! The one I have been wearing is about 18 years old and drives me nuts! It's itchy it's hot it's ugly! I would like a nice breezy one that somewhat matches the color of my bike.

When I hit the snowshoe trails and hiking trails, I would absolutely love to have one of these. It's a Garmin 60CSX with lots of bells and whistles! I like knowing elevation, direction, distance, being able to look at maps, all that kind of stuff when I'm out there in the wilderness. I would never have to worry about getting lost and would feel safer going off the beaten tracks!

Now I just have to make sure I am on my best behavior and not naughty!
What is on your wish list for Christmas this year!

9 comments:

  1. Nice wish list! I absolutely love my Garmin and use it for hiking and biking as well as for riding. Yes....I'm a total type A and I like to know my distance and elevation gains on a hike! I hope Santa is good to you!

    Just a note about the bike helmet, I'm not sure where I read it, but apparently you should replace your bike helmet every two years or so, even if they haven't been in an accident, because the styrofoam starts to break down.

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  2. That looks like a good list. Runners' Lounge (runnerslounge.com) has an interesting article on what runners really want (http://www.runnerslounge.com/knowhow/index.cfm?id=44&ArticleID=98398aeb-4252-43f9-a33d-8c82d50976ce). It's a good source to share with non-running friends at Christmas. My daughter (Go Holly Go) just got a Garmin 405, which I think she really likes! Great post. Doug

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  3. Great list. I need to investigate the Garmins. My wife has the 305, I think, and loves it. I need to sneak it out for a test drive one day. ;)

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  4. Leana,

    Which Garmin do you have?

    I didn't know that about bike helmets! Thank you for sharing. A new helmet is a must!

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  5. Good idea to post your list..maybe Santa is reading :)

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  6. To answer your question, Alex IS short for Alexander. Oh, and get this... my youngest daughter is named Alexandra (we call her Allie for short).

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  7. I have a 205 (one in your pic) and I wouldn't be without it. Best money I ever spent! I got mine back in 2006. and it's still going strong (touch wood) There is a brand new one out that is even more compact. There have only been a couple of occasions that it has failed to get a signal but it is mostly spot on.

    R x

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  8. Nice wish list!! However, I would go with a newer style of Garmin. They are a fun gadget to have!

    Now, you just have to stay on Santa's good list LOL

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  9. A garmin is so great! I could not run without it anymore... which is sometime a problem cause these toys are fragile! LOL

    In 2 years I'm at my 2nd garmin. Their prices have really come down, you should splurge! You deserve it =)

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