I feel that since many of us here are sharing our experience, wisdom and knowledge to help each other out on our journeys, let me impart a little of my new-found wisdom to you all. Cause I am wise and wonderful that way, dontcha know?
I was all stoked and excited about really making it work with my pedometer situation. I even bought one that was “fancy-schmancy“, remember? All those really cool functions that I don’t even look at or use, like the time, my age, my weight…and other fun, really confusing stuff. Stuff that made it super-cool, therefore something I just HAD to have. Just in case other people walking by me might have X-Ray vision to see that super awesome pedometer clipped to my pants, under my sweater, under my jacket and whisper to each other with hushed awe as I walk past.
Well, today I was determined to blow that goal of 10,000 steps right out of the water! It was -10 today and I walked a lot for being out in that cold. Without a hat, mitts or a scarf. Because I am invincible! Except for when I am not.
About 3/4 of the way through said walk, I went to check my pedometer. Not there. I froze on the spot (well not literally…I said it was -10, not -100). I unzipped my jacket, completely oblivious to other people around me, likely wondering what kind of nutter I was, standing there, open-jacketed, patting myself down. It was gone. Gone, gone, gone, she been gone how long? I had no idea.
So, I retraced my steps, which included going back into a little gourmet shop I had checked out along the way. The gal in the shop was all concerned and looked around as well. And I didn’t even tell her it was fancy-schmancy…she was just that nice!
Not there. I walked the entire route backwards to look for it….er…back the way I came…I wasn’t backwards. I already entertained enough people when feeling myself up in search of my pedometer.
I never did find it. I think I definitely, possibly surpassed the goal for the day. But I got really, really cold. And sad. I was mostly sad, guys.
The wisdom I want to impart to you all is this:
Buy the cheap-ass pedometer.