Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Baby steps

At our work we got some pedometers (a little device that measures how many steps you take) and we are having a contest to see who can walk the most steps in four weeks. I was leading but I was having trouble with the pedometer, it kept falling off of my pocket, belt or whatever else it was attached to. I've been leading our little contest so I figured it was worth plunking down $5 for a better pedometer. I was so exited to have it that I took 28139 steps today... (roughly 15 miles) I think I gave myself shin splints. I hope that doesn't ruin my chances, still two weeks to go.

(oh and I feel much better since I have some antibiotics in my system and have been getting a little sleep, what a difference a week makes)

7 comments:

HoosierGirl5 said...

Way to go! They're doing something like that at my school, too! Go for it!

J.

Midleah said...

I'm using the treadmill...wanna race?

BigSister said...

Maybe that's what I need to do to encourage myself to go out for a walk. Electronic gadgets often make things more fun.

Tug said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better! Do pedometers register negatives? ;-)

Sushiboy said...

HG: woo hooo! I hope you win your competition too.

Midleah: you bet, we'll see who can go nowhere the fastest.

BigSis: Yah, they do. I had no idea how much I walked a day until I got the pedometer. I knew I walked a fair amount. But I thought it was around a mile. Turns out I average around 2.5 to 3 miles a day just with my normal schedule. Pretty cool.

Tug: Well its electronic, so it measures and runs on electrons. Electrons have a negative charge, so in a round about way I guess you could argue it registers negatives :)

groovyoldlady said...

We did that at a 3 day 4-H event. I dropped mine in the toilet - twice!

Sushiboy said...

Wow what a 'crappy' pedometer. haha.