Coming To Terms

You all know how much I love my data. During my workout last night (HIIT), I came to the conclusion that I’m going to have to let the “weekly intensity minutes” go.

Intensity minutes are figured based on heart rate during an activity. There’s a minimum heart rate required to count as “intensity.” That number is 112. Anything under 112 does not even hit my heart rate graph.

My garmin has a heart rate monitor in it. However, it’s worn on my wrist, so I know (logically) that it isn’t going to be 100% accurate. Last night doing my HIIT I looked at the heart rate on my watch. 92 bpm. Based on my breathing, I knew that was inaccurate so I manually took my heart rate. 136 bpm. That’s a wee bit of a discrepancy.

After I got pissed that I was working out without getting any credit for intensity, I took a deep breath and just… let it go. This is not an easy thing for me to do because I LOVE MY DATA! But inaccurate data isn’t worth my stress, right? So I’m removing the intensity minutes from my dashboard and am not going to think about it anymore.

(I’m lying, by the way…I’ll think about it.)

But I’m removing it from my dashboard so at least I don’t have to look at the miserable failure on a daily basis.

Look at me, all evolving and shit.

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