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My Husband Loves his Iron Man Watch

Updated on October 25, 2013

My husband has always been a workout nut. At least 5 days a week, you'll find him in the gym working with weights to keep his boyish figure.

However, in the last two years, he has found another exercise he has a passion for -- running.

Two years ago, a friend invited him to run in a fundraising 5K race to benefit the American Stroke Association.

He had never really run before but since his dad passed away at the young age of 61 after having a stroke, he readily agreed.

Competitive Running for the First Time

In his very first race, he finished 1st in his age group. That was all it took.

From that point on, he joined a running club and for birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas he asked for running gear and gadgets as gifts.

Last Christmas, he decided he needed a running watch so when he trained he could keep track of his mile time, laps and other stats. My daughter and I immediately started checking into watches for him.

We found the Iron Man series of watches by Timex had all the features of the more expensive training watches he wanted but were much more affordable.

Win - Win situation -- Hubby gets what he wants while not breaking the bank!

Training With His Watch

Our local high school track is only a mile from our house. The maintenance crew unlocks the gates at 6 AM and allows the public to use the track for running, jogging and walking -- nice benefit of living in a small town.

You can find my husband at the track most mornings -- weather permitting -- setting his watch to track his time, laps and other stats. Then, off he goes!

The watch actually stores his workouts by date. Additionally, it keeps track of his best lap time and average lap times.

I don't pretend to understand all it can do (I am NOT a runner), but he is thrilled to a peanut with this gift!

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Tim (husband) posing with his 1st Place Medal. See his watch?Towards the end of the race after climbing 200 stairs...Closing in on the finish line...About to finish!
Tim (husband) posing with his 1st Place Medal. See his watch?
Tim (husband) posing with his 1st Place Medal. See his watch?
Towards the end of the race after climbing 200 stairs...
Towards the end of the race after climbing 200 stairs...
Closing in on the finish line...
Closing in on the finish line...
About to finish!
About to finish!

World Stroke Day is October 29th

...in honor of my late Father-in-law

Getting Fit and Having Fun Doing it!

Tim graduated with a degree in Physical Education and is a Golf Professional but, that didn't mean he wasn't as risk for a stroke, especially since his dad had suffered one that caused his passing.

In the last few years, we have been working on getting and staying healthy. We watch what we eat and have a regular exercise routine. Stroke prevention (and lots of other diseases) starts here.

Tim's addiction to running is great in so many ways. He's improving his health (lower blood pressure, good cholesterol levels, maintaining a healthy weight), meets new people that love to run and has a healthy outlet for his competitive nature.

We support each other in achieving our health goals. If that means getting him a few gadgets (like his Iron Man Watch) that he will enjoy and get use from while working out... so much the better!

We've had 27 years together and plan on decades more. I may not enjoy or understand his love of running (I'm a walker) but I'll support it all the way!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      My sweetheart runs too and I think this watch would be a great Christmas gift for him this year! I want to encourage him to keep active (Mostly, I want him off that dang motorcycle :)