Monday, June 18, 2012

The mystery of the 10,000 steps

I am making my Monday extra onerous by attempting to log 10,000 steps.

Has anyone else heard about this, that if you take 10,000 steps a day you can waive your aerobics? That is what my Pilates teacher told me on Saturday.

I love my Zumba classes but sometimes I cannot fit them in. So I thought about this, about this 10,000 steps business.

Yesterday I went walking in the park with this pedometer app I have. This app needed constant supervision, was the trouble, so, no listening to Leonard Pennario or to the radio or anything.

And here is the worst part: Even with all the supervision I gave it it clocked me at only 1,200 steps for one round around the Delaware Park Ring Road. And 50 calories. What in the world? I had just drunk a glass of milk and it would take me two times around to work off that innocent treat. No only that, but it was hopeless, the idea of racking up 10,000 steps over the course of a day. I would have to walk the Ring what, eight times?

When I got home I wised up and sought a second opinion. I found this geek site that says a mile is about 2,000 steps.

One round around the Ring Road is 1.7 miles.

My app was ripping me off!

While I was walking my app was napping!

This is the Footsteps App and it gets good reviews online. I paid a couple of bucks for it, too, which I never do. I guess I just do not get the hang of it.

I will have to get another one! I will have to go to Dollar Tree. Dollar Tree is the answer to everything in my life. Look! They have them! A Dollar Tree pedometer is on today's shopping list.

Meanwhile, I am afraid I am off to a slow start. I am afraid that is my life, you know?

10,000 steps forward, 9,999 steps back!

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