Dear visitor, welcome to my blog about running, gadgets, fun stuff, etc. I am a fun-runner, who is more focused on running/cycling/hiking at beautiful landscapes with a good company, than beating my PB for a given distance. I created this blog to post about stuff that I am often asked about, so that I can just send the link and run instead 😂 Posts are few and far between, and usually long. If this is your cup of tea, then enjoy the content.



My gadget budget

This page keeps track of my most expensive purchases (typically gadgets) and tracks their total usage, and thus their normalized cost. The basic idea was explained in this post. Shoes are omitted, as their cost and total lifetime usage is well known, not as interesting, and usually comes down to 6 ¢/km or 10 ¢/mi.

Quick note: often only a subset of the total usage is considered here, as other type of activities, or the same type of activities by others are neglected.

Gadgets currently in use

Concept2 - Model D - PM5
Price: $870 (refurbished)

Concept2 - Model D - PM5

Purchased: March of 2020

Rowing distance since purchase: 250 km

Garmin Index
Price: $170 (new)

Garmin Index

Purchased: December of 2019

Weight measurements since purchase: 222

Garmin Edge Explore
Price: $135 (used)

Garmin Edge Explore

Purchased: August of 2019

Riding distance since purchase: 1325 km

Stevens Aspin
Price: $430 (used) , Maintenance: $200

Stevens Aspin

Purchased: September of 2017

Riding distance since purchase: 2601 km

Retired gadgets

Garmin Instinct
Price: $270 (new)

Garmin Instinct

Used: March of 2019 - August of 2020

Reason: Got exchanged for an Instinct Solar Tactical by Garmin-HU

Running distance: 3670 km