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Heart Rate Monitor Fail + Upcoming Races

So since I’ve been doing a lot of gym sessions lately, full of lifting and abs, I remembered I had a heart rate monitor for my Garmin 405. I got excited because I thought it was a typical heart rate monitor that could calculate calorie burn. Wrong.

heart rate

The 405 doesn’t have the ability to calculate calories based on the heart rate monitor. It calculates calories based on distance. However, I was running on the indoor track and then of course lifting and abs don’t have distance. Therefore, it was an epic fail.

I have been debating getting a Polar Watch for some time now, because it is pretty much “The watch” for cross training things such as what I have been doing. It calculates calorie burn based on heart rate.

So I’ve been looking at the Polar FT4, because a lot of fitness fanatics use this one.

polar heart rate monitor

Does anyone have any comments on the Polar FT4?

Today’s personal training, included a mile run and abs. We were going to start the Blogilates March Madness workout calendar, but my computer wouldn’t connect to the school wifi and our hour was already over.

I added on another 3 miles afterward and could really use those ViewSport “sweat activated” shirts. As seen below.

gym sesh

I just signed up for another 5k. April 18th there is a 5k going on here at school in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It sounds fun because it’s at night and has a “glow theme!”

My race schedule isn’t very full right now. I should probably figure out what other races I want to do in the upcoming months. Here is what I have so far

March 2nd: National Eating Disorder Awareness 5k
March 29th: WASHU 5k on the track
April 18th: Shine Light on Sexual Assault 5K Fun Run


I think I’m going to apply for the Refuel Grant soon. It would definitely help pay for upcoming races, and what better cause to support? I always refuel with chocolate milk and would love to be promoting it!

Q: What races do you have coming up?
Q: Do you love chocolate milk post work out?
Q: Any thoughts on the Polar FT4?


If I had a lot of money: Workout Clothes Edition

This may or may not be a new blog series that will start. I constantly come up with thoughts like “Man if only I had money, I would buy that.” It can be anything from appliances, house décor, fitness accessories, workout apparel, and real girl clothes. Today, I have seen a lot of blogs having giveaways for Albion Fit clothing. So of course, I was admiring the giveaways and then checked out their website. Can you say adorable? So here we go:

If I had a lot of money, I would buy these at Albion Fit.


From Left to Right:

Showstopper Black and White
Blousy Suit Bottom and Top
Graphite Capris
Signature Hoodie, Heather Grey

Then of course we can move onto Lululemon. If I had money, this is what I would buy:

run speed shortgather and crow crop
scuba hoodie stretchpump it up tank
run inpire crop II

From Left to Right:

Run Speed Short
Gather and Crow Crop
Scuba Hoodie Stretch
Pump it up Tank
Run Inspire Crop II

Then the Blogilates line. If I had money, I would buy:

train like a beast look like a beautybeast mode booty short
train insane or remain the same hoodie

From Left to Right:

Train Like a Beast, Look Like a Beauty Tank
Beast Mode Booty Short
Train Insane, or Remain the Same, skinny hoodie

The Living Proof Fit Gear on etsy. If I had money, I would buy:

sore today stronger tomorrowkill it burnout

From Left to Right:

Sore Today, Stronger Tomorrow burnout tank
Crossfit Kill It Burnout Racerback Tank

Lastly, ViewSport gear. If I had money, I would buy:

drowned in their own sweatdrowned in their own sweat 2

From Top to Bottom:

Do It Long Sleeve Performance Shirt
Drowned in Their Own Sweat tank

Not sure if you guys have seen this performance line, but the apparel is sweat activated. This means that when one sweats, it activates words to show up. So the Do It long sleeve activates the “Don’t Quit” part. Then the tank top activates the “train harder” part on the lower back. Awesome right? They also do custom orders!

I could go on and on about clothes I would love, but that is a good list for now. I’m sure you’ll see more in the future!
Q: Did you see anything you liked?
Q: What do you think about the sweat activation?