The impossible has happened.
My Garmin 305 has gotten even uglier than it already was. (Note the new ugly velcro strap)
Ignore the old-lady veins. I have issues.
Ugly and awkward!
But ugly or not, I am SO happy to have my 305 back in my life. It was gone for two days (one of them a rest day) and I almost got the shakes from data withdrawal. 🙂
The buckle part broke on Sunday. (Yes, I almost started crying when I had to do my 400’s without capturing my data on Monday. Running nerd, I know. I have a Motoactv – which I got FREE and will blog about soon, but I haven’t figured out how to do laps on it. Anyone know how?)
Anyway, I LOVE my 305. I love all the data it gives me. And now that I’m back on a kick of recording my heart rate data, I love it even more. So I was, literally, prepared to go buy a new one somewhere on Monday night. But a little bit of internet research and I figured out that for like $15.00 I could get a new strap, complete with a kit that would help me install it.
I have to say, I am VERY impressed with myself that I was actually able to figure out how to remove the old strap and install the new one. Although it did take me about 45 minutes (maybe because I was distracted by my pre-race fuel a/k/a Summit beer?) Big thanks to this dude’s blog that I found on google and which calmed me down when I initially couldn’t figure out how to remove (and then how to insert) the pins.
So now I can run again. 🙂