You know that saying, when you can’t run with your legs, run with your heart? Yeah, well, if it’s skipping beats you might want to get that checked out.
And that’s how I spend my Monday, seeing a cardiologist, walking up a 10% incline to see how my heart would respond.
Sometimes when I’m riding the bike at the Y, I’ll notice that my heartrate drops to 40 beats per minute. Then I’ll check my fitbit and it will either say the same thing, or just have the two dashes like it can’t read my pulse.
According to the cardiologist, this is because mechanical devices don’t know how to interpret these extra beats so they get all wonky and just display whatever they think is happening at the time.
I wasn’t really that impressed with the Dr., tbh, he didn’t really seem to act like this was any big deal and just told me to stay under 145 beats during exercise.
The problem with that is that my regular, just walking around the house, heartbeat is 105-110 so to get up to 145 doesn’t take much. My resting, laying in the bed watching TV heartbeat is 85. So I’m really thinking there’s more going on here.
I’ve decided to just chill out on the heavy cardio for a bit and keep walking and see what happens. But if it’s not better in a week or so, well then I’ll probably be posting again about going to a different doctor. Better safe then dead. ✌️