Hi all, I am a 55 year old male who is very active and only recently had a pacemaker installed for Mobitz II (2 weeks ago). As an example, in the week prior to the procedure I ran a total of 34 miles, went on a 120 mile bike ride and I keep my core toned with 300 pushups 6 days a week.
At the 1 week check up the PA doing my first settings check said everything is ok. I asked about running and she said "Cardio is fine, go for it" so I went for 3 mile run the next day. Of course I planned on taking it easy and I did. However, I found myself holding the site over my pacemaker because it felt like it was jiggling around in there. I messaged my doctor the next day - he gave me a prompt response saying "no" to my kind of running and cycling for six weeks. He said fast walking was ok.
I find myself a bit worried the pacemaker will be an irritant while running. I see many others on here who are avid runners and cyclists and wonder if my concerns are transient? 6 weeks is a long time and I can't wait to get back at it :)