Saturday, October 17, 2009

Did you miss me?

I have had a busy week, working pretty hard to get to deadline. All that sitting (punctuated by running) has taken a toll -- I'm having some annoying pain in my ankle, I think from tightness in my legs. I don't tend to feel very good physically when I spend a lot of time sitting and working at the computer.

I'm still learning how to use my heart rate monitor. I know how to do the basics (recording heart rate during exercise), but I haven't played with some of the advanced features (like uploading data to the Polar website) yet. The feature I love most is that it gives both average and max heart rate at the end of the workout, along with calories burned.

Today was a nice, relaxing day. I got a chair massage today at a health fair. I scheduled a pedicure for Monday morning to pamper my feet a little. I bought some flip-flops (very hard to find this time of the year) for my pool workouts to protect my feet from any nasties lurking on the tile floor of the locker room. I got a couple of workout outfits and a new yoga mat at Target.

Things should settle down a little next week, so I will be back to my bloggy self.


  1. Years ago I used a Polar HRM and it seems to me that uploading the data gives some very interestig data so it might be something you can have some fun with. I also liked testing for my resting rate to see improvements in fitness.

    Take care of those sore parts!

  2. New toys are so exciting! I need a new yoga mat; I'm embarrassed to say I left mine at my old yoga studio in the US and forgot to pick it up because I hadn't been in so long...

    ( I think I got here via Dietgirl, I'm not sure, but I have been reading your blog only a few weeks now)


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