My heart rate driving by Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee

I was in Memphis the other day for some work, well, actually I’ll be more specific. I left Nashville at 415am en route to Southaven, Mississippi, then to Memphis, up to Osceola, Arkansas, then through Missouri on my way back to Nashville. All that to say, the route from Southaven to my destination in Memphis brought me right past Graceland. I’m a big Elvis Presley fan so I was darn excited to drive down Elvis Presley Boulevard.

Fun fact: most intersections don’t have a street sign for Elvis Presley Blvd because they end up stolen as souvenirs

So yesterday I didn’t have time to stop and take it all in, but thanks to my Garmin VivoActive HR, we can see just how driving by had an effect on my heart rate. Screen Shot 2019-08-24 at 12.02.02 PM

The peak there in the middle was recorded as I drove near the famous home of Elvis Presley, Graceland, as it’s called. My heart rate went from 75 to 105. It’s hard to explain the feeling if you’ve never been there. During my time at my old job with CMT we actually shot a couple of shows inside the residence which was a real treat, but even driving by yesterday without stopping to go inside weighed heavy on me, in a good way. He’s just such a fascinating person and to be so close to his home was really cool… even for the 4th or 5th time in my life.

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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