Tracking My Heart Rate
Guess what? Today is Day One of Miami Marathon training! Of course since it’s a Monday it’s also a rest day. Always great to kick things off nice and easy 😊.
Yesterday I had a fun weight lifting session. My Garmin has decided to start uploading data to Garmin Connect again so I am able to finally share heart rate lifting data. Since I wanted to see what my heart rate is when working different parts of the body I had a nice workout mix.
This workout took me 35 minutes in total and included:
- Chest Press, 5 x 7 @ 40lbs
- Assisted Pull-Ups, 4 x 10 (I was going to for 5 x 10 but pull ups are HARD even the assisted kind!)
- Lat Pull-Downs, 5 x 7 @ 65lbs
- Bent Over Rows, 5 x 7 @ 20lbs
- Shoulder Press, 5 x 7 @ 30lbs
- Dumbbell Squats, 5 x 10 @ 50lbs
- Leg Press, warmup + 3 x 10 @ 215lbs
I expected pull ups and squats to be the exercises that spiked my heart rate the most, but I was really surprised to see how high my heart rate got on those bent over rows.
I generally don’t think of 20lb rows as an exercise that’s particularly tough for me. I wonder if that was just an anomaly for yesterday? I’ll have to wear my heart rate monitor for a future lifting session and see if it happens again!
My stretching routine after this type of workout lasts about 15 minutes (not including the hip stretches I do every night). I love that I can now stretch while watching football in the gym!
And that’s a wrap on that workout!
If you’ve ever wondered why I look surprised and caught off guard in half of my selfies it’s because I usually am!
Even though I sometimes hold a camera and vlog out in public, when it comes to taking selfies in front of strangers I always feel super self conscious. If anyone is around I’ll snap the pic as fast as I can and then scuttle away. This process just doesn’t give me time to smile, fix my hair and try to look like I know what I’m doing when it comes to blogging! 😁🙃
Vlogging feels totally different than taking selfies. When I’m talking to the camera I assume people know I’m working on some kind of project. When I’m taking sweaty selfies I’m sure people are judging me! haha
Do you ever feel weird taking selfies out in public?
How did your weekend workouts go?
Anyone race this weekend?!?!?