In training

To track my training progress for The 3Day (see widget in sidebar), I got a fancy new pedometer. I haven’t had one for years and years, and was pleasantly surprised at the technical advances that they’ve made. No more pendulums; these babies are all digital. And tiny! This one is only about 1/4″ thick, so it fits nicely into my pocket.

I didn’t want to spring for the ultra-fancy kind with GPS and auto-syncing to the Internet, but I am happy with the one I bought. I love the digital step sensor, as it allows me to put the pedometer anywhere on my person and in any position (pendulum ones need to go vertically on your hip). I had this clipped to my coat on my morning commute and was pleased to see I clocked over 3,000 steps just getting to work. That means without any added exercise time, I get more than half the recommended daily 10,000 steps! I think I need to fine-tune the stride length in order to get an accurate distance calculation, but it’s pretty close. I’m excited to start my training routine; gotta work up to the twenty miles per day I’ll be doing in September. I also sent out my first fundraising letters – not an easy thing to do, asking folks for donations; hopefully they feel it’s as good a cause as I do.

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About wonkydonkey

You want random? You got it. Mostly knitting and gardening, with some home improvements, pets, baking, family, and the occasional bad joke thrown in for good measure. This blog is mine; it is a place where I can insist upon proper grammar or break my own rules and degrade into slang on a whim. Either way, it's still mine. I love the Internet.
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