Tuesday, June 15, 2010

26, Speaking, and an Awesome Present

26
No not a marathon today was my Birthday!!!! It was a fabulous day.
 It started it out with breakfast at Sun Shine Cafe with my favorite girlfriends :)
Followed by an awesome pedi!!! Nothing is better then a little pampering.
Lunch with my Hubby! So yummy.
I then had my first public speaking thingy tonight! It went very well, I forgot to take pictures of my actual set up so here are my posters!!! 

MY PRESENT!!!!! 
I cannot wait to use it with cycling and running!!!

So please everyone share your Garmin hints and tips with me.  Is it hard to use/ learn?

I am getting super close to sharing my Special  Surprise .......

46 comments:

Traci said...

So that's what a Garmin looks like. I have heard people talking about them. A speaking engagement? How exciting!! Who were you speaking for?

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Happy Birthday!!!!
~Margene

PS - I would guess that your big surprise might be you expecting.... ??

Liz said...

Happy Birthday! I got a Garmin for my last birthday too (December), and I haven't run without it since then. I love it, and I use it for cycling too. It's great - enjoy it!

Dree said...

Happy happy birthday!! It sounds like you had a great one!

Carly said...

happy birthday! looks like a fabulous day!

Jess said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

I'm soooo jealous of your Garmin! I have been eyeing one off for a while. I really like the calories burned function : )

Carly said...

Happy Birthday! What an awesome present. I'm a little jealous. :-)

to dream the KIMpossible dream said...

Happy Belated Birthday! So excited for you that you got the Garmin - I got mine for my bday, too! =)

If you do interval running ever, you can set it up as a program like run X amount of minutes and walk X amount of minutes and it will beep and tell you when your run time is up and it's time to walk and then beep again telling you when the walk time is up. You can hear it over your iPod, so it's a pretty awesome feature! You could even set it up that way for distance instead of time like run a mile, walk a minute, etc. Enjoy it!!! =)

Amy said...

Happy birthday! What was your public speaking thing? I'd love to hear more about that.

Keri said...

I got the Garmin FR60 for my birthday in May and I love love love love it! I has helped me to push myself further and further. I've pretty much gotten it to do what I need it to but I've yet to really find out all this amazing watch can do. Congrats and happy birthday... you will love your present!

MB said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! I celebrated your birthday by getting a pedicure too. ;)

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday! Youre gonna love the garmin! I have the 205 super easy to use :)

Ashley said...

Happy Happy Belated Birthday to you! And what a wonderful day it was. Love your new gadget and a speaking engagement? Wow! Way to go chick!

S Club Mama said...

I have no Garmin tips except on my GPS for my car. :S But what a great birthday present. Doesn't it feel good to be healthy?

Continuous Changes said...

Happy Birthday!!

I have a Garmin 310 and I loved it at first, then kept having problems with it(it lost all of my info from my half marathon), but now it is love status again. You just need to make sure to clean the sensors that your charger plugs into every once in a while. The software is awesome and gives great details of every run. You're going to love it, especially if you get more into cycling.

dawne said...

Happy Birthday! What an awesome gift. Your "posters" are truly amazing. You are a beautiful woman. That beauty shone through when you were obese too.

Jackie said...

You are amazing! AMAZING!!

Amanda@BustingThroughIt said...

Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a lovely day!
Love the purple toes!
I would also love to hear more about your speaking and how that went :)

Missy said...

Happy happy birthday! Hope you have a GREAT day!

SherRon, Shoes To Lose said...

Happy birthday!

Mama Laughlin said...

Awesome! Happy Birthday girl!!!

EZEthan said...

Happy b-day...

Hello, my name is Ethan and I'm addicted to running with GPS... that Garmin is a powerful but dangerous tool!

OrangeBlossom said...

Happy Birthday! How fun! You will really like your Garmin!

So far, I like SportTracks software the best for analyzing the workouts.

Today, I used the advanced workout settings. My garmin told me what to do at each step. Warm up for a mile, 1 mile at slightly faster than race pace, .5 mile recovery jog, 1 mile speed, .5 mile recovery jog, .... etc. At the end, it exclaimed, "You've completed your workout!"

baygirl32 said...

Happy Birthday!

That's an awsome present

Kim said...

Happy birthday!!! Today's my birthday!

Awesome gift, too - Garmins are so cool! :)

Kathleen Ichord said...

Happy Birthday!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday. I have that same model Garmin and I LOVE it. Absoutely cannot run without it.

Kayla said...

Happy Birthday!!! What an awesome gift!!!

gayle said...

Glad you had a Happy Birthday!! You look awesome!!

Lori Lynn said...

I awarded you a "Blogger Award." Stop by my blog to see. :-)

Lori Lynn said...

I awarded you a "Blogger Award." Stop by my blog to see. :-)

Julie said...

You got it!!!!!! You are going to love it so much. Thanks for letting me share your morning with you. Sounds like the rest of your day was great too!

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Fran said...

Happy belated birthday!

I love my Garmin, got the same as you have. Haven't been running without it since I got it as a present to myself.

Have fun with it.

Karen R said...

Love your present! I don't have tips on the Garmin but will be looking forward to hearing yours because I hope to be getting one very soon!

Happy birthday to you! Enjoy your entire birthday week :)

Bringing Pretty Back said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! What a great day! Love the toe polish color!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

amanda said...

ah, i love the color of your toes. pedicures are so refreshing and relaxing. and they make the feeties look so perdy.

i need to snag me a garmin. badly.

Raegun said...

Happy birthday!!! I love the purple pedi. :)
Rae
xo

Skye said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful day! I'm so happy for you! You so deserve it Lindsay!

Congrats on the your first speaking engagement! How cool! The people in your town are truly blessed to have you so close by!

And what a cool present! I can't wait to hear all about it!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday!!

SG said...

love your pedi! arent they just the BEST?

Katie ♥ said...

Happy Belated Birthday Beautiful!!!!!!!!!! Love the toe color!! Looks like you had a great bday! Yay for a garmin, you will LOVE it! Heart rate monitors are great!! So accurate too!!!! I use mine on the elliptical and realize the calorie burn and heart rate has been a little off on the machine and accurate on my heart rate monitor!

Love u!!!

That Pink Girl said...

Happy Birthday!

Erika Huff said...

I love love love, my Garmin Forerunner. I have improved my running so much. Before using it I assumed I was running much faster than I was, now I know with accuracy and can celebrate the little improvements. I just use it for time, pace and miles. I use both the running and biking functions. Good luck!

Leslie Swann said...

Love those purple toenails!!

Average A said...

I have the same Garmin & it has changed my running life FOREVER... and maybe sometimes in a not-so-good way. :) It's pretty easy to figure out the basics and the manual has everything else you need! ENJOY! (and happy belated birthday!)