The first rule of run club
|99% market share...OH YEAH!|
What is the first rule of Run Club? If you answered: "Don't talk about Run Club," you'd be wrong. That's stupid, how else do people find out about it? If your answer to that is that they would see me running, well sir, there are limits to how far I will go to spread the popularity of something. No, instead the first rule of run club is apparently that you do not wear your Garmin as a regular watch.
For those of you who are unaware, Garmin is a company that makes many GPS devices, including some of the most popular GPS watches for runners. Like many other companies that have cornered the market on items, (Band-aids, Kool-aid) the name 'Garmin' has become synonymous with GPS watches in the running community. In the past two to three years, running watches have make huge leaps and strides forward in order to help keep up with runner's...uhhhh...strides. One of the many benefits, and my personal favorite, has been the overall shrinking of the size of the watch itself. Its gone from the size of a 1980's desktop computer, to looking more and more like a regular timepiece. Which is handy when I go into a grocery store or Starbucks for a post run water/coffee/protein drink and people don't stare at my wrist like I'm using it to try to make large scale calculations for NASA.
|Apparently running atop race day port-a-potties is also frowned upon|
|The original Garmin Forerunner|
While I'm still not exactly sure which 'rules of running' wearing one's garmin breaks, I have discontinued my practice of wearing my running gear to anything that is not a direct running event. (For those who may not be aware; apparently it is considered "inappropriate attire" to wear your shortest running shorts to a church wedding- even if both bride and groom are runners.) That is...at least around other runners. I do still, on occasion, wear my garmin while casually dressed, or times when I know I won't encounter any other running friends. But shhhhhhh...don't tell anyone.
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|Probably better if you wrap it all the way before shipping|