My first 24 hours in New York went like this. Five meetings in four hours, all within a short walking distance bounded by Times Square and the Empire State Building. An hour spent doing a hands-on tutorial - much like our Forerunner 405 training videos, but you can't press stop - so that my friend at Vogue would be ready to run Sunday morning. She's most excited about the free, downloadable software update that will keep her watch active in training mode until she crosses the start line (rather than falling asleep while she waits in the crowd). Then I walked with my wife and sister-in-law around Manhattan - never boring, but you can imagine the fun on Halloween - and even randomly ran into Garmin colleagues Stan and Brandi while strolling down Broadway. It's a small world, even in the big city.
Today, it's been all about the New York City Marathon Expo, where Forerunners are flying off the shelves and Ryan Hall, Deena Kastor and Constantina Tomescu-Dita are signing autographs and talking to fans in the Asics and Garmin booths. And as requested by fellow blogger Peg, I scored autographs on her respective copies of Runner's World. Deena was even gracious enough to tell us what she loves most about her Garmin Forerunner. Keep watching the Garmin blog and YouTube for her video response. Well, that's it for the first 24 hours. In another 24 hours, I hope to be scarfing down some finish-line goodies after completing my second marathon in two weeks. If you haven't already predicted how I'll finish, there's still time until the race begins. Click here to take a guess and have a chance for some free Garmin goodies.