Running tip #38
One of the few essential tools-of-the-trade for runners is a reliable running watch. Garmins and other “activity trackers” are all the rage now, but I prefer the simplest watch at the simplest price … partly b/c it’s a pain to get a new battery (I treat my watches as disposables), partly because I’m too cheap to spend $250.00 to track my activity (now there’s a euphemism George Carlin would have loved!), but mostly because I don’t want or need all the modern bells and whistles. Start, stop, reset will do me just fine.
Here’s a trick for my fellow
cheapos essentialists out there: purchase your watch in the kids’ section of your local Big Box store. I learned of this trick when I was spinning watch carousels at Walmart and saw the exact same watch in the women’s section for $34.00 that was in the kid’s section for only $14.00! The online photos show slightly different watches, but you get my point. If you go into the store, you will see the same watch marked at two different prices.
p.s. If you have 9:41, take the time to watch George Carlin’s hilarious bit on euphemisms.