Today, the first day of classes for me, I decided to try something. I wore my heart monitor to class.
You should know, I'm one of those teachers who totally runs on adrenaline. I feel like I'm just going all Robin Williams on the class. I'm not quite, but you know, it feels pretty energetic.
My heart monitor is pretty basic, and keeps track of the high, average, time, time in zone (That's supposed to be the heart rate where you're getting the "best" exercise or something), and calories.
My average for the two hours of class was 86, and the high was 116.
I'm surprised it wasn't higher for both categories. My resting heart rate at the blood donation center is usually in the high 60s or low 70s, and when I bike, I can get into the mid-170s when I'm really pushing up a steep hill (which I can't keep up for long, so I pretty much have to sit down and just try to keep pedaling squares). Biking, I can average in the 150s for an hour or so and feel tired but not unable to continue.
There we are. Apparently, I have a heart, which should be good news to my students, anyway.