I am going to come across as an ungrateful bitch. Sobeit. I took advantage of Gamin's offer to exchange my device. Last week I shipped that thing back and I was excited to see a package waiting for me when I got home yesterday. The excitement was squashed when I opened the package because I was expecting an equal exchange as per the offer. Well, it was nowhere near equal.
What I sent them:
- 1 Garmin Watch/Receiver
- 1 Heart Rate Monitor
- 1 ANT+ Stick (for wireless data uploading)
- 1 Footpod (tracks distance and pace)
What I received:
- 1 Garmin Sports Watch
- 1 Heart Rate Monitor (That doesn't show calories burned unless you use it with the footpod)
The item I received, I really have no use for. I could have kept my original Forerunner 50 for a sports watch and saved myself the shipping fee when packaged it up and sent it back. I emailed the company. Again. Truthfully, after two years of trying to resolve this, I am ready to chalk it up as wasted money. I am sure they will be more than happy to correct this, but really, enough already. I am sick of dealing with it as much as you are probably sick of reading about it. I am tired of the back and forth just to try to get an overpriced watch to track a little data. As I said before, Garmin's customer service is AWESOME, but friendly help only goes so far. At the end of the day, I still have a product I cannot use.
Can you tell I am frustrated?
I can't the first quarter of 2010 is over! That went by really really quick. I reviewed my goals for the year and realized that my plan has shifted for most of my goals. I quit the gym and I quit Weight Watchers. Both topped the list of my goals.
Here are my new goals for the next quarter:
- Run the Get in Gear 5K
- Continue base building for Twin Cities Marathon
- Lose 10lbs (I hope more, but need to break it up into smaller goals)
- Finally try a Kettlebell workout
- Continue lunch time walks at least 3 times per week.
I posted awhile back about a research study I am involved in. It is a work/family balance study. My requirement is to wear a pedometer for a week to track all the steps I take in a day. I record them and then I participate in an interview. I do this on a quarterly basis. I just finished my 7 days of wearing the pedometer and I discovered most of my days I walked 10-15K steps. This is not the norm, I have been more active this last week than I have been all winter. I may continue to wear the pedometer on a regular basis just to see if I can get close to 15K everyday.
Now it is 2:35AM, and I am finally getting tired. Sorry if there are spelling and grammar errors (more than the usual), I didn't proofread. I am going to drag my butt back to bed.