Just a quick update about non-running. Finally got my hands on Garmin Swim ... had the watch available before but did not find time to actually go swimming. Now with my right foot hurting in a way that I can't run (or better say shouldn't as I ran both Chicago Marathon and Nike Women's Half Marathon in SF), I had to take on different activites. I am like a drug junkie ... addicted to endorphins.
I only had one session with Garmin Swim so far on Monday, it is so cool that I don't need to track number of pools I swam ... because I never remember and always get confused :D I actually swam 1 550 meters, meaning the watch got confused only 3 times, which I think is pretty good. You can easily see the values once you transfer the data to your Garmin Connect account (wirelessly through Garmin Express application, the watch comes with special USB dongle for your PC / Mac for the transfer) - shown bellow.
I think that using Garmin Swim to track my swimming can have the same motivational impact as Nike+ shoe sensor + iPod had when I took on running back in 2009 :) For more about Garmin Swim check out DC Rainmaker's in-depth review.
And just to give you complete picture, I flew in from US on Wednesday and on Thursday I already "had to" buy myself a bike trainer so I can continue exercising at home and getting my endorphines in. I know that from short term going to the gym would be cheaper, but in long term this will be great addition to my running and will help me to build the base without overloading my joints etc.