Fancy a Garmin?

by jenna on March 11, 2010

Morning!

I have a special surprise for y’all! How would you like to own your very own Garmin 705??

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As you know, I’m riding in the Echelon Gran Fondo to raise money for the Livestrong Foundation. 100% of all donations go to further cancer research. That being said, I will be auctioning off this sweet Garmin (I wish I had one), which retails at $499.

The Garmin 705 has both heart rate and cadence monitors, a barometric altimeter, and wireless capability so that you can share your bike routes and workout data with other riders. Plus, it just sits on your bike rather than having something heavy on your wrist while riding (like the 305 that I have).

In other news, I had a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast…plus an unpictured grapefruit.

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My bowl contained 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup water and a big spoonful of peanut butter.

I did some work at Starbucks this morning and then hit up a 9am yoga class. The class was only an hour but I felt the need to just get on my mat and stretch myself out after my long ride yesterday. Anna had us do like 5 side planks and my shoulders are definitely feeling it right about now!!!

I’m sitting in a coffee shop waiting for my friend Marcy to get here for our weekly writer’s workshop. Going to try to get outside later for a short run and do some much needed LAUNDRY!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) March 11, 2010 at 10:55 am

hurray for a raffle! headed over on my lunch break for a ticket :) hope the writing workshop is good!

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Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 11, 2010 at 10:55 am

That is so super spiffy!! If I had a working bike, I would be all over that. It would probably make me fall over while playing around with it.

It’s so nice to see you running, happily.

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Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) March 11, 2010 at 10:56 am

I’d love, love, love a garmin. I’ve been thinking about purchasing one for my upcoming marathon training. That’s a hearty lookin’ bowl of oats. Delish!

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Annie March 11, 2010 at 10:58 am

ooohh!!!! GARMIN!

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Katy March 11, 2010 at 11:02 am

I don’t have a bike, but I bought two to support you!

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] March 11, 2010 at 11:08 am

“Only 1 hour”! Jenna’s turning into an exercise addict again ; ) Hope you have a beautiful run!

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Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 11, 2010 at 11:12 am

It’s so strange to hear about oatmeal without a banana in it! It seems wrong somehow :/ Like peanut butter without the peanuts….
Have a great run!

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i March 11, 2010 at 11:17 am

you can get a bike mount for your 305 so you dont have to wear it on your wrist while you ride.

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Danielle (Coffee Run) March 11, 2010 at 11:18 am

I already have a Garmin and I must say…they’re awesome! *Nudging people to buy raffle tickets* :)

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sassy molassy March 11, 2010 at 11:19 am

I just did it…bought 4 tickets! Hope the fundraising goes well. I know a friend from college who did Team in Training and as part of her fundraising, she hosted a party where everyone had to donate $5 or more at the door. Kind of cool and fun excuse for a partay!

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Lauren @ Eater not a runner March 11, 2010 at 11:21 am

LOVE my 305….best invention ever!

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Estela @ Weekly Bite March 11, 2010 at 11:29 am

Good luck on the fund raising!!

Have a great run!

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Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ March 11, 2010 at 11:37 am

I hope you raise a lot of money and hope you had a good stretch in yoga.

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Kalli@fitandfortysomething March 11, 2010 at 12:12 pm

sounds like a great giveaway and a great day!

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Christie @ Honoring Health March 11, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Oh man, we already have GPS in both of our cars but this is a great raffle!

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eatmovelove March 11, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Hey Jenna!
Great auction idea! Wow!
Anyhow – what time do you get up and go to bed anyways??
And is your friend a writer as well?

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hilary March 11, 2010 at 12:45 pm

What an awesome givaway! I just bought my 4 tickets. Best of luck to meet your fundraising goal! :-)

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John March 11, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Is this open to non-U.S.A residents? I hope so :-)

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kate March 11, 2010 at 1:44 pm

i love side planks! great raffle idea.

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Laura Georgina March 11, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Your oatmeal looks so clean and wholesome and healthy! I’ve been eating all kinds of Puerto Rican breads and tastiness while visiting family all week, but I’m really starting to crave oatmeal again….

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Laura Georgina March 11, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Your oatmeal looks so clean and wholesome and healthy! I’ve been eating all kinds of Puerto Rican breads and tastiness while visiting family all week, but I’m really starting to crave oatmeal again….

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Allison K March 11, 2010 at 1:55 pm

very cool raffle!

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Samantha March 11, 2010 at 2:13 pm

quick question on your oatmeal… when you say you have 1/2 c of oats, is it 1/2 C cooked, or dry… it always looks like you have so much in the bowl… :)

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Andriana March 11, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Just bought 1 ticket. I’m a poor college student, wish I could donate more. Great cause and great idea. I would love a garmin. Never owned one but, have my eye on the day that I can afford one or maybe now win one.

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Cynthia (It All Changes) March 11, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Ooo fancy. I’m not at that point with my biking but sounds like a great way to raise money for your race.

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Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 11, 2010 at 4:57 pm

If I didn’t already have a garmin, this would be AWESOME!!! But I still may contribute to a good cause :)

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Whitney March 11, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Hey Jenna,
I just donated…good luck in your fundraising and training. I have a Garmin for running and would love to have the cycling version. Thanks for sharing this opportunity with all of us.

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amanda March 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm

I love my Garmins. I have one for my car and one for running. They make some very great products. BTW, yummy oatmeal

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Leslie March 12, 2010 at 7:08 am

Very cool fundraising idea, I just donated. I need to do something like this for my Team in Training fundraising. Great idea!!

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Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete March 12, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Yay! I just donated!! I need that so bad!!

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Shannon March 12, 2010 at 1:10 pm

I just donated! Oh I would love that! Good luck Jenna!

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Jake from Garmin March 15, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Thanks, Jenna, for supporting Echelon! To help get people excited about the Edge 705, everyone should check out the tutorial videos at our learning center (pardon the bald guy): http://www8.garmin.com/learningcenter/training/edge705/index.html

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