Splurged on myself...

Friday, March 19, 2010

So I finally broke down & bought myself a heart rate monitor. I've wanted one for years, I used one while in college since I studied Exercise Physiology, but never real felt I did consistent amount of exercise to warrant the use of one.

After going for the last 2 months walking at least 2 times per week (most weeks 3+ times per week) for at least an hour, I decided I earned one. Not to mention I found it on clearance (really the only way I shop) plus if I want to get into jogging & train for a 5K this summer, I figure I could really use one.

I'm kind of bummed I didn't have the time today to take it out & use it, but I'm hoping tomorrow evening to take it out for a test drive (even if I just wear it while doing chores around the house) so come Monday I know how to use.

Its funny how something so small can make you feel different. Almost like a real athlete (not sure how to express it, but I guess that is the closest I can come up with). I'll post more about the monitor once I get it out of the box!
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    I have always been curious about heart rate monitors. Let me know how this works out for you. I think at the moment I could not get my heart rate "up there" to really make a difference for me. emoticon
    3548 days ago
    I got a fancy Garmin GPS watch with a heart rate monitor for Xmas because I wanted one... but I can't figure the darn thing out. It's very complicated. One of these days I'll have to spend some time and do it. so for now I just use a Nike+ iPod unit attached to my iPod to track my distances.

    good luck with your working out.
    3548 days ago
    Awesome! Spending money on yourself isn't a bad thing, especially when you buy something you'll get a lot of use out of. Enjoy it!
    3548 days ago
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