Wednesday, February 15, 2012
For some reason, during the run I randomly wore my heart rate monitor. Check out the run review below and try to guess when my HR (in red) spiked?
No, that was not a glitch in my software or the HR monitor – it really started beating that fast right before I went into McDonalds to use the restroom. Maybe my heart was afraid that I’d actually eat some McDs? I’m starting to think I should have as punishment. “I’ll teach you to scare me like that!!! Suck on MSG smothered in special sauce!!!” In all seriousness, I’m researching getting it checked out. I’m still haven’t decided if I’m going to go straight to a cardiologist or just go to a normal doctor. I’ll keep everyone posted. Hell, if I get strapped into all sorts of wires I’ll take the camera! You know, for posterity sake.
If you look at the chart above, you can see that my GPS signal drops off just after the palpitations (and just after I entered the toilet) and never came back. It is something that I’ve been dealing with for the past few months. I’m sad to report, my GPS is dying. However, fortunately for me, Garmin just released a new version. It will be MINE - as soon as I can gather the courage to spend $400 on myself.
Finally, I’m trying to get better about drinking more water (I read somewhere that it helps your joints). The side effect of drinking mo water? Mo pee. Ugh, on more than one occasion I’ve considered researching adult diapers. Maybe if I just ate more McDonalds I’d have more salt in my system and would retain water.