Running Gear Review: Garmin Forerunner 205/305 GPS Wristwatch

This review of the Garmin Forerunner 205/305 GPS Wristwatch follows up on my review of the Nike+ system (see here). I’ve used both of these systems extensively (> six months of regular use each), and my goal here is to explain why I much prefer the Garmin Forerunner. If you want a personal running computer […]

Nike+ = Great Running Commercials

In researching my recent posts where I explained why I prefer the Garmin Forerunner 205/305 to the Nike+ system, I do have to give Nike the nod in at least one area: they have awesome running commercials. Check these out: I have to hand it to them, Nike really are good at marketing.

Running Gear Review: Nike+ Ipod System


As I’ve mentioned elsewhere on this blog, and much to my wife’s chagrin, I’m a complete gadget junkie. Thus, to my good fortune, my initiation into the world of distance running about two years ago roughly coincided with the appearance on the market of several new high-tech running gadgets: the Garmin Forerunner 205 and 305, […]

A Great Day and a Great Run: Spring has Officially Sprung in NH

After officially committing to run the Vermont City Marathon a few weeks ago, I’ve successfully maintained my weekly mileage at or above 25/week. Long runs have been going well, though my legs are feeling the effects of the faster than desired increase in workload. Two weekends ago I did a twelve miler from home, after […]

The Origin of Oblinkin: How Charles Darwin Helped Me Become a Blogger


This is the first installment of what I hope will become a running series of posts on becoming a blogger. I have a long history with the world-wide-web. From the early 90’s and Prodigy (you get a gold star if you remember Prodigy), to the mainstream appearance of e-mail and the internet when I was […]

Running Gear: Garmin Forerunner 310 XT


My Garmin Forerunner 205 is probably my favorite and most essential piece of running equipment (read my detailed review of the Forerunner 205 here). It was therefore with some excitement that I discovered that Garmin was releasing a new Forerunner, called the Forerunner 310XT (credit due to – here’s what it looks like: As […]

My Road Racing Results: 2007-2008


Below is a log of my results from races that I’ve run in my first 1 1/2 years as a serious runner. I compiled this list on, which is a neat little site that allows you to compare your performance with others who run the same races as you. You can submit the info […]