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PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW…

New Girl in town.

New Girl in town.

Last year I wrote a love letter about my Garmin Forerunner 305 (aka “Becky”).

I waxed poetic about her wondrous qualities and charming idiosyncrasies. And how we were running soulmates destined to be together until dead battery do us part.

(It’s one of my favorite posts and you can read it here).

Well, sadly, Becky and I are finally going our separate ways.

Her battery hasn’t been holding its charge lately. She no longer syncs easily to Garmin Connect. And two weeks ago one of her straps broke during my long run.

In addition, I’m starting a bit of a running reboot and change is the order of the day.

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MY “OTHER” GIRLFRIEND

Garmin GPS

Me and Becky.

If you ask any lady who has ever dated me, after rattling off my many “endearing” quirks (at least I think they’re endearing) they’ll probably describe me as dependable, loyal and trustworthy (damn, I’m making myself sound like a dog). I’m not the kind of guy who would ever go behind their back and fool around.

Well shocking truth be told, I actually have been involved with another woman for the last 5 years and I’m proud of it.

Scandal!

She and I spend an intimate few hours together every Saturday without fail. I’ve taken her on trips around the country. She’s seen me at my best and at my worst. And whereas other women may come and go in my life, she’s always been by my side (or should I say on my wrist).

Her name is Becky.

And she is my Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver.

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