38. Spinning carousels.

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.

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p.s. If you have 9:41, take the time to watch George Carlin’s hilarious bit on euphemisms.



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