Last night, I went to the local urgent care because I had been having some dull chest pains for a couple of days. Since I've had circulatory issues in the past (low BP problems and a heart murmur since birth), I decided to play it safe and go get things checked out. The good news is that I'm A-Okay. It's just pain in my chest wall, muscle pain not heart pain. But the even better news is- my resting heart rate is 57 beats per minute!! That means that I'm in such excellent cardiovascular shape that my heart pumps more blood per beat than a normal heart. Which, in turn, means it can pump just as much blood in 57 beats as a normal person does in 70-80 bpm. My heart is loving me for all this running!
My low resting heart rate puts me at "athlete" level on the RHR charts. Funny, how I never felt like an athlete until I saw that chart. Now, I feel like I've got medical proof! LoL!