Having a love of running and having a heart problem also sucks.
These two do interfere with one another occasionally, but not as much as you would think.
I'm always on my toes about my heart when I do any sort of exercising simply because it's not something you want to mess around with.
How do I deal with this, you ask.
Lemme tell you.
I wear a monitor.
More specifically I wear the Sportline CARDIO 660 Monitor.
From the press release:
"The Sportline Cardio 660 Monitor s simple to program and use, while still giving you all the necessary, ECG accurate data you asked for. The CARDIO 660 provides continuous heart rate monitoring and has a fat burn zone indicator, exercise memory and 50 lap timer. This coded monitor provides continuous, ECG accurate heart rate data whether you run, spin, bike, cross train, or perform any other cardio-centric activity."
See, here's a photo of me wearing it.
You wear the black strap around your chest and it "talks" to the watch you wear on your wrist. The wrist watch provides the time, as well as works as a timer for your runs and keeps you in the know about what your heart rate is (Oh, and it also counts calories which I adore).
The strap around your chest is not at all uncomfortable either. I forgot I was even wearing it during my run and actually forgot to take it off after a run once (oopps!)
The one thing I wasn't too crazy about the monitor is that it does so much. So much that there is an inch thick manual that comes with the watch and allows you to program in your weight, height, date of birth, etc.
And I have to admit, I loathe reading instruction manuals. I skim the basics and get what I need out of it.
But overall, I adore this monitor. It has brought me a lot of peace of mind and help me keep track of my fitness goals.
The Sportline CARDIO 660 monitor retails for $69.99 and can be found at retail stores and online.
I received a product sample for this review. All opinions in this post are 100% my own. Please see my full disclosure policy for more information.
The Sportline Cardio 660 ($69.99) is available at retail accounts including REI and Big 5.