It happens once a year in our house and it happened last week: I rolled change. The kids got involved by helping sorting the coins I’ve collected all year long. During nap/school I sat down with a movie and started rolling the coins. This last year was about average for us with $89 in coins. Once the coins were sorted and rolled ADP and I had to talk about what to do with the money. Thankfully (for me), I remembered what we did with the coins last year: bought ADP Guitar Hero for the Wii. So, I made a short but heartfelt talk about why I should get the money this year along with a few extra tens. He agreed! I got on the internet and went shopping.
Yesterday my new Garmin Forerunner 305 arrived! I had already run five miles on the treadmill in the morning but I just had to try it out. Thankfully, ADP’s dinner plans were cancelled so he was home at his normal time and I headed out on a short run. My afternoon run had one purpose: to try out my Garmin (I’m still pleased with my time even if it was for fun!).
I went with the 305 because I monitor my runs not by pace but by my heart rate. This comes from some fainting issues I had years ago and it has served me well so I’m not messing with it. Now, I just need to figure out how to cut and paste the lap data into a post.