|3 HRM's and none are working!|
Training is going ok but not great. I know this sounds like an excuse but I am really struggling without having a HRM. It is affecting me so much. My beloved Polar has been broken / not working properly since Round 2 Week 12 and I still haven't been able to get it fixed - I can't find my proof of purchase so I can't send it away until I do. I started getting so frustrated without it that I went to 2 different Aldi stores to buy a replacement HRM in the meantime. They were selling them for $20 and I decided that $20 was worth the sanity until I can get my Polar fixed.
Both stores had sold out and I am still sans HRM. I even have an old one that I have tried and it also isn't working. And I tried the HRM connected to my treadmill - that doesn't even seem to be configured right - but obviously would only work on my treadmill anyway.
I've been training but (and I know this sounds dumb) I feel like I'm not compelled enough to train as hard if I can't measure it! I know! That is dumb! I'm such a numbers person. I didn't think I'd ever be so attached to my HRM! I am struggling without mine. I don't want to pay much more than $20 for a back-up one but I may have to. I'm going to Perth finale in 2 days and I want to have one there. Will see what I can organise tomorrow. And in the meantime I need to find my proof of purchase so that I can get my Polar fixed!
|A little reminder :)|
Apart from that things are good - although I just got out of hospital (again) :( I'm fine, it was just precautionary to do with stupid symptoms that keep recurring. I (and when I got there the doctors) thought that I could have more blood clots. This was only based on my symptoms. Long story but they kept me in overnight and ran heaps of tests. I was ok and not panicked this time...I was worried and upset but strangely calm. My main immediate concern was if I had more, would I be allowed to fly to Perth? The great news is that I have no clots :) Not in my lungs or in my legs :) I'm so relieved and I feel like I have a new lease on life again.
Anyway I am really tired, I think I slept for 3 hours at 1 hour intervals this morning, I kept getting woken up and prodded. I fell asleep on the phone to a friend this afternoon (literally - the phone kept going silent on my end as I fell asleep) ;) so I have gotten home and had a shower, and I'm going to have an early night tonight.
Back to my job I hate tomorrow...I can't wait to get out of there. It's toxic on my health. I actually opened up to my new boss yesterday about my current health 'issue'. I've only been there for 6 weeks and already have taken some time off because of hospital and doctors (1.5 days in total). I thought I'd explain it so that she didn't think I was making it up or just being unreliable. I broke down in front of her (doh! I try to never cry at work (in public)) :( but I was so worried, I had shortness of breath and just wanted to go to the doctor. I was trying to hold out until after work and she said to go early if I needed to, health is more important. Excellent - however she then proceeded to ask me to finish some things before I left, and then texted me in hospital to ask me to do something. One day I'll have a compassionate boss!
Anyway so back to the hell-hole tomorrow but it's just for 1 day and then I am off to Perth....my first time to Perth, a few very much needed days off work and I am excited I have SUCH a special weekend planned with some amazing people.
I came on here to write a post about my finale dress and haven't even mentioned that yet! So I'll save that for another post - I also have an exciting story for you as well. So much still to write!
Will sign off now as I need to go to bed but I'll write more tomorrow.
Love Coco xx