Full Name: Phil Buddy
Origin: From the alternate and also acceptable name of Pheidippides, Philippides – Phil – was the professional runner who is believed to have carried the news of the Greek victory over the Persians in the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC. On arriving in Athens, Pheidippides shouted, “Rejoice, we conquer!” and then dropped dead of exhaustion. Thus, the legend of the marathon was born.
Could there be a better, more appropriate name for my watch? I don’t think so.
Qualities: He’s strapping, smart, good at math and sticks by my side. He understands my heart (with a specifically designed heart monitor) and is there for me in the early mornings. I bet I could even program him to take a chicken out of the oven and do my taxes. He’s THAT cool.
I find myself actually talking to him. “O.K., Phil, it’s time to go for a run…”
There’s definitely a learning curve associated with the watch and I’m not even close to understanding all the ways to program and change the settings. I’m fine with that. I love getting to know Phil better.