Today, I opened my email inbox to discover this most exciting news:
The Garmin 405 is now Mac compatible!!
My squel of excitement was heard throughout the department. For months Phil (my Garmin 405) and I have had a rocky relationship. Sometimes things go so well. Sometimes he gets anxious. But then sometimes he quits on me. Sometimes he goes blank in the middle of a long run. It’s been rough and at times I had to leave him behind and race solo.
Discovering that Phil, me and my computer are now a compatible threesome is BIG news. Prior to today, Phil and I run together, but our relationship ends as soon as I hit the re-set button. Sure, I’ve been able to review simple stats on my watch, and sometimes I’ve been able to use a PC at work, but that usually crashes halfway through my workout upload. It is nothing like the geeky happiness that could come with being able to analyze to the fullest extent all of my runs, all of my elevation changes, all of my heart rate zones.
I was near swooning with excitement.
Phil, I thought, this is it. We are going to be so happy together.
I quickly downloaded the software and uploaded my workouts. My excitement was so great that I had to share the news with not only my co-workers, but also my brother who was snarky enough to email me this:
(Quote from his email)
Too bad, like most of the men in your life, this is going to be full of promise and intrigue. He will lure your heart and tempt your mind with bits of information. He will wonder hills, explore valleys, cross chasms, streams and maybe even a river or mountain top. You will do all of these things believing that Phil is right there with you, savoring every moment just waiting for the opportunity to share his take on your adventures together only to find out that, like before, nothing has changed and he lost interest a mile and a half into your journey.
Mac or PC… it is still Phil. Whaaa Whaaaaaaaaaa!
Phil, you have a bad rap in the Daniel family. Clearly you’re going to need to make up with not only me, but also with my big brother. I suggest bringing him some microbrews. He’d like that.