Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What do you name a new baby?

So obviously I've never had the opportunity to name a new child, since I've never had a child. I named my cat when I was 5. I named her Whisker Silly. Imagine going to the vet and having to go in the room after 'Whisker Silly' was called. Sadly, Whisker died my senior year. Rip Whisks. Then we move onto my dog. I have named a dog before, my dog Cassie, which I named after my favorite food, casseroles. Sadly, I named her my junior year of high school, so I can't blame her name on any lapse of knowledge, but her name fits her well. Unfortunately she can't live with me at our house, so she lives with my dad and our other dog named Cody, which I SWEAR I named but my brother claims that he named. Lies I tell you.

So I have been told that you must name your Garmin. I feel that I definitely agree. I have decided in between a few names and wanted to have you guys help me to decide!

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When the little child came to mama yesterday!



I think the name Claude reminds me of a little crab that would run fast. The name Marvin just kind of makes me laugh. I like the name Thor because it sounds powerful and I also like the name Hermes because it sounds so classy, and he was the Greek god of Travel. So many options! Here are some other pictures of the child if you would like to take a good look before picking a name

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This morning I ran 4 miles with the Garmin and it really is amazing. Though I never found an in depth review out there, I always had heard only great things about Garmins and I am too now a follower. I will post a much more in depth review next week with pictures and in detailed explanations because I would love to share that with you guys like I did for the hatphones.


There is one small problem that I have encountered with the Garmin thus far though. I have very small wrists and they are very bony. Weird, but true and this means that I have to pull the Garmin almost to the last notch. If I had regular sized wrists I feel that it would sit in the right place on my wrist and be able to stay there. Since my wrists are so small it rubs against the bone that I have there. The only idea I've had thus far is too wear a sweatband type wristband underneath because after only four miles the little bone was a little bruised and almost rubbed raw. I was wondering if anyone else has this problem.


I hope to run another 4 miles with Mr. R tonight to show him how amazing it is, and then maybe he'll realize that it's worth the $$$ and won't be so mad. :) I did 150 sit ups this morning and will the remaining tonight along with my push-ups. I hope everyone has a great St. Patrick's Day! Some co-workers and I are going to go to lunch and drink some green beer, which I've never had. Perhaps I'll share some pictures tomorrow.


Remember to vote!!

xoxo

77 comments:

the gazelle said...

my garmin has a velcro band, which is helpful for my skinny wrists - maybe there's a way to switch out the band for something like that?

Amanda said...

I hope you get something worked out for your wrist. I voted for Thor:)

X-Country2 said...

Love the nails, btw!

I voted for Hermes, but only if you pronounce it Her-mees. :o)

Bootchez said...

I voted for Marvin . . .

I also have the small wrist problem. The other day I ordered the velcro wrist strap ( http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-010-10889-00-Forerunner-Quick-Release/dp/B000ONDECY/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1237311179&sr=8-3 ), which also allows for mounting on your bike, and I'm hoping that does the trick. Meanwhile, I've worn it over a cloth wristband and that's been very comfortable. Have fun with your new toy, and don't be surprised when it lies to you, too! ;)

Marcy said...

I have small wrists as well but never had the bruising probs. I'm with Bootchez, get the Velcro strap!

Now I'm off to vote . . .

Run Saraaah said...

Thanks for the quick review! I have weirdly bony/small wrists so that would be a problem for me too.

Tara said...

I had this problem at 1st, but I've been putting body glide on my wrist area and the bony part and it seems to help alot...also I undid it one notch so that it could move a tiny bit that way it wasn't rubbing.

Allie said...

I can't wait to hear your review! I have been thinking about getting one myself...I also have very small, bony wrists. I think the sweatband is a good idea.

Thor is my choice!

Lauren said...

Mine's name is Jimi (as in Hendrix). The bike cadence sensor is named Janis (as in Joplin). Of course, my bike's name is Johnny Cash. *shrug*

I have issue with the strap too. UNTIL! http://www.rei.com/product/761149

Greatest. Garmin. Accessory. I don't even know where those plastic 'normal straps are anymore. LOL

Julie said...

Dont you just love it?! I cant imagine how I ever ran so long without one. And I swear, it seems to make the miles tick by faster. I'm going to go run 8 with my Mr. Garmin (thats as creative as I got with the naming!) this afternoon so that I can justify a few green beers tonight :)

Hi! I'm Erin said...

I like both Claude and Hermes! Can I vote for both? Not that that will help you decide.

I haven't named my Garmin. I have the 405 but it is nameless. Perhaps I should rethink that?

As for the wrist-rubbing, one of my other blogger friends has the 305 and she wears it over a wrist sweatband. I've also read that you can take a crew-length sock and cut the foot off and use the rest of it on your wrist as a cushion.

J said...

I agree the garmin looks a little big, you must have small wrists!!

I think you should name you garmin with a girl name. Idk i always thought of garmin as feminine.

Rebecca. (or carmen heheheeh)

Anonymous said...

Mine is named Marvin!! It's Great name!! Marvin the Garmin!! hehe

Randi said...

I've got the same one as you and I noticed it hurt my wrist bone. The only thing that works for me is to do it looser and push it up my arm. If I get nice and hot and sweaty it will stay (but it hurts pretty bad if it slips down and bangs around by the wrist as well). Or I wear a long sleeve shirt and put it on top. Geeky but painfree.

I love Claude but now I want to name mine that!

audgepodge said...

Congrats on your new acquisition! :) So I got this kit so that I can use my Garmin on runs and on bike rides and in order to do that, you had to replace the wrist strap with one that used velcro instead. You might consider that in case it will give you a tighter fit. It wasn't too expensive. Here's a link

Nicole said...

I have the garmin forerunner 301. That sucker is huge. It gets terrible reception so i never use it. Imigine that bulky watch on your tiny wrist. I have small wrists too but it had velcro a strap. It slid around but never enough to cause problems.

I'm voting for Marvin because that name cracks me up.

MOMMY-MOMO said...

so whats the deal with these? I use the nike plus. Is it like that?

Marlene said...

Cool! ENjoy your new toy.

I also have oddly thin wrists (NOT proportionate to my body - lol) and wear it on the 2nd hole. It has never bothered me, though. A swet band sounds like a good idea if it's irritating your bone.

Enjoy your green beer!

Lacey Nicole said...

elliot got mad when i bought two pair of full price sneakers!! i kinda got suckered into it cuz it is my running club store, but shhh don't tell him that, haha. cool garmin!!! i voted for marvin!!!!!! :)

Alisa said...

I voted for Marvin!!! Yeah baby! I love it.

I have the 205, his name is just simply G...maybe that needs to go to a vote too.

bb said...

It looks like a Claude! :)

Emily said...

Congratulations! I think it kind of looks like a Delores.....

Carlee said...

I'm already thinking of him as Hermes! (I named my foam roller after Hector in mythology)

loquita said...

I like Claude.

The small wrist thing is one of the reasons I didn't buy a Garmin back when I was running regularly. I'd love for you to talk about how heavy is does/doesn't feel compared to a regular watch.

The velcro band recommended by a bunch of people looks interesting, and seems like it would solve the wrist-bone-banging problem. I do sprint tri's so I like that it makes the bike-run transition really quick, very cool.

Sarah said...

I'm a new reader - I love your blog! I have the 205 (nameless garmin) but want the 305 after seeing your photos! I like Claude for the name.

aron said...

yayyy so fun :) it really is the BEST thing ever!!! you are going to wonder how you ran without him before hehe.

Sarah said...

I think it looks like a Marvin....

Angry Julie Monday said...

I haven't named mine yet? Does mine need a name. I chose Thor for yours.

I LOVE my Garmin.

I like the wrist band thing, alot of people do that. Mine slides around alot too. I probably need to get some of those bands.

Breadcrumb Runner said...

Garmins are the best! Even though I have the older 205, I love it. Trust me, you'll become pretty attached to it. I have a hard time imaginging running without it!

Also, I voted. :)

Denise said...

I have the same problem with the garmin on my wrists. It doesn't bother me when I'm wearing long sleeves, though because I wear the garmin on top of my shirt sleeve.

I guess I need to name mine..

Tania said...

The velcro band looks like it's the answer to your small wrists problem :)

I voted for Hermes...I just like that name!

RunWithMe said...

I have the exact same problem. Bony wrists and the Garmin hits the bone part and it's annoying. I have started wearing it higher up on my arm, like a few inches above the write and securing it tightly. Seems to work. I will try the gazelle's idea to get a velcro strap and see how that works. I vote for Marvin. I am still trying to think of a name for mine.

joyRuN said...

I've had that problem with my "b*tch". Fixed it by wearing the monitor on the inside (palm-side) of my wrist. It's worked so far, but I've accidentally hit the buttons doing that once.

kristen said...

Liquid lunch - good for you!

Regarding the wrist problem, can you wear the face on the inside rather than the outside of your wrist? that way only the strap is on your bones.

maria k said...

how have you never had green beer???? i hope you loved it.

Sasha said...

My Garmin bugged me for a bit- I have a tiny bony wrist too. Now that I have been using it for almost a year, I don't even notice it... promise it'll get better!

Mind doesn't have a name! I'll have to think about that...

Susan said...

I think Marvin would be awesome, so I voted for that! You could also name it Miles, which is what I named my dog.

I have my Garmin (nameless) on the first or second notch, and I've heard that you can get a velcro strap to switch out with the rubber one, so maybe you should look into that!

K said...

I am a huge advocate of naming navigation systems. The Garmin in my car is named Getilda (I like alliterations). The fashionista in me likes Hermes!

Anonymous said...

There could only be one name that fits...

Miles.

Melanie said...

I like Hermes!

I've like you... REALLY small bony wrists. I think even the newest Garmin's are too big for me. I really want one, but haven't wanted to spend all that money if it's going to end up killing my wrist and being a nuisance. Keep me posted on how it works out.

Texan Couture said...

Whisker Silly is hilarious!

I'm so glad to hear a good review about this Garmin my mom is getting me this one for my Easter present...yea I get gifts on Easter, I'm an only child.

My vote is for Marvin!

Jamie said...

LOL so funny. My brother gets mad because he says I name ALL of our animals!

aNd! said...

This is an Adventures in Babysitting Day.....1st I was in the waiting room of an office and I heard the song "And then he kissed me" which set off my mind thinking of the movie. So of course when I got home and was reading this and saw the name Thor I had no other choice but to vote for it!

RunToFinish said...

ohhh man those pet names are pretty damn funny... we named our cat Frisco after going to San Fran :)

My garmie is Flash cause we are super speedy...uh when we run.

I like Hermes a lot!!

P.O.M. said...

You are going to LOVE having a Garmin to track your times miles. On my extra long runs, he would give me a little blister on my wrist bone, but it goes away. It's all a part of being a tough runner chick :)

I like Marvin.

Piper Jacquelyn said...

THOR! Thor is hilarious! I have bony wrists too, so things like this look a little silly on me, but oh well - it's not for fashion, right?!

Mrs. D said...

I'm with the anonymous person..
I like Miles! I think it's cute and catchy. The other names seem old to me (no offense other names) and Miles seems fun!

Good luck with deciding on a name :)

Milltini said...

glad to hear garmin has arrived! i'm sure you two will have a very happy life together ;-)

Anonymous said...

Thor disguises himself as a mortal man and comes down to earth to frolic with a mortal woman. Afterward, he's feeling kind of guilty so he tells her "Darling, I am really Thor." The girl smiles and says "Tho am I but it thertainly wath fun, wathn't it?"

turtlescanrun said...

I voted for Marvin :)
I also have the bony wrist thing, I loosened it and that helped. The velcro strip that others have recommended sounds like a good thing, I may have to look into that. Have fun with your Garmin :)

TinaGirl said...

I like Marvin, like marvin the martian since it is a "satalite" device. My friend has your problem and she uses a sweat band, it seemed to help.

jlc said...

Hahah!! You are hysterical! And your nails look GREAT btw...

I vote Marvin too!

The Running Knitter said...

I vote for Thor. :)

skinnyrunner.com said...

i think you should name it "tiddles" or "bewbies". why? because those words are funny.

Vava said...

Congrats on the new toy! I guess I missed the memo about having to name ones Garmin. I just trust it implicitly and show my respect by making sure to note in every post that "Garmin don't lie."

As far as naming goes, I think you should go with a good name for a coach since that's what this thing will end up being. Pick one that is synonymous with a hardcase too, like Mike Keenan in the NHL or Bill Parcels in the NFL. Vince Lombardi's a classic of course. Tommy Lasorda for that baseball southern California thing maybe?

My vote, however, goes to the name "Scotty" after perhaps the greatest head coach in all of professional sports (arguably) Scotty Bowman. 9 Stanley Cups is nothing to sneeze at. A good second choice might be "Red" (the watch IS red after all) after Red Auerbach (9 NBA rings).

Anyway, have fun with it!

Velcro bands can be had at GPScity.ca, though I don't know if they ship to the USA. There's got to be an equivalent south of the border so I'm sure you can get one. My boss swears by his, but I'm still using the strap that came with the watch with no problems.

Marci said...

I voted for Hermes myself!

Borsch said...

Have fun with the new baby!

FYI - DC Rainmaker has really good reviews...

http://dcrainmaker.blogspot.com/2007/11/review-of-garmin-forerunner-305.html

mrjwhit~ said...

Hey... you mean I am supposed to name my Garmin? I didn't know that. I call it my "run watch".

R1-n-R2 said...

I love my Garmin...er, the garmin I bought for my husband one year for a gift. I've basically claimed it as mine.

I agree though..it's bulky & uncomfortable. It reminds me of Inspector Gadget's watch. I've been wearing long sleeves underneath it (cold weather here) and that seems to help, so maybe the wrist band thing will help? Or maybe wearing it loose (although then it will turn and turn...). Or get the velcro attachment...that seems pretty nifty

Christy said...

I voted for Claude. Sounds very sophisticated for some reason.

Also, found your blog from x-country2. Hope you don't mind if I add you to my blog list!

Beth said...

Get the velcro strap that is part of the quick release kit. You can get it on Amazon. I have a scar on my wrist from my old band. Have fun with it!

Lisa said...

I've read that the sweat band around the wrist works well for those with smaller wrists. I'm looking forward to reading your review of the Garmin as it is something that I'd like to get eventually. Have fun with it.

Kristen said...

I vote for Hermes because it reminds me of beautiful purses!

I have the 305 and I also have mine set on the last notch. It hurt at first but now I don't even feel it alothough I like your sweatband idea!

Can't wait to hear the name!

D10 said...

I have small wrists too. I found that if I wear the garmin face down it fits much better and is more comfortable. But, I always wear my watches this way.

onelittletrigirl said...

Marvin Garmin is the best!!

Oz Runner said...

wow that garmin looks huge on your wrist...good luck picking a name...I voted for Thor because, like you said, it sounds powerful..the other name sound weak...

Steve Stenzel said...

REALLY?!? People name their Garmin?!? I haven't heard of this!!

What about Kermit?

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quite contrary said...

i really want one of those watches!

i left you something on my blog!

Tara Gibson said...

ooo I WANT! I voted Marvin but I like hermes too! : )

Natalie D said...

i voted marvin, i always thought garmin was a lil big

Stuart said...

Switch out the rubber strap for a quick release one, they're velcro and much more adjustable and won't rub your delicate *boney* wrists!

Marvin...that's sad but slightly better than Claude! WTF!

Meghan said...

I have that same problem with my Garmin..it really bothers my wrists! What I do is place it a little higher up on my wrist..not near the bone.

Jesse N. said...

I'm incredibly jealous of your Garmin. As much as I enjoy my Nike+ it just doesn't cut it anymore.

Ms. V. said...

As Eddie Izzard would say: Thor, God of Thunder.

Thor. That's you, thunder girl.

Marathon Maritza said...

I voted for Thor because it made me think of that movie I watched as a kid, Adventures In Babysitting. Remember that one?

"Oh, Thor, might god of thunder!"

lindsay said...

how exciting! i am glad the relationship is off to a good start, and hopefully dear garmin has a good name of it's own soon.

umm no worries about naming pets. i named my first dog tuesday. bet you can guess why...
my sister named her cat fluffy kitty foo foo. i don't know if it can get worse than that. :)