Now get your minds out of the gutter! ! !
I started my fitness/workout/running journey in late February 2011. I bought some shoes, then bought some better shoes, got some warm clothes to run in and the hubs talked me into a HRM. I ended up with a Polar FT40. I thought it was wonderful the couple of times I wore it. Then the new wore off and I began to hate it. I couldn't stand the strap. All I could focus on was that strap around my chest. I put it up under my bra strap thinking that would make it seem more natural. I've worn a bra since I was 12 so wearing a bra is pretty natural to me. I guess I probably only wore it 4 or 5 times, 6 tops. I wear the watch a lot but not as a HRM. So, needless to say I have a lot of money tied up in a "watch".
Well, the other day, I was reading through my google reader and saw that a blog I follow is giving away a HRM from sportline. Part of the entry requirements was to go to the website and tell what you learned. All I can say is I was floating. They have really pretty pink ones, cool white ones and some that actually look like a real watch. And the best part, the coolest ones (at least in my opinion) are the ones without the chest strap.
So needless to say, I have listed my Polar FT40 with the flowlink on ebay and as soon as it's sold I'm buying one of those strapless HRM's. I can't wait. :-)