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Monday, April 26, 2010

I left my pedometer somewhere 50 miles away a couple of weeks ago by mistake. So I bought a new one..a little fancier one that might actually stay clipped to my clothes & not fall off. But the number of steps seemed w-a-a-a-y too high. Or else I was becoming an Olympic-qualified walker. So, I checked the number when I sat down in the car. After we'd driven a few miles, I checked the pedometer again. Amazin'..., it showed I'd walked 200 steps -- without ever leaving my seat in the car. That pedometer truly was worth the extra $10! LOL

So back to the store to exchange it for one that actually expects me to move my legs before it awards me one "step" towards my goal.

"Honesty" and "integrity" really cramp my dreams of being on the US Olympic walking team!
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    I could never get my pedometer to a point that I actually trusted the steps. And then there was the sitting all day thing! But a magical pedometer, you really rate!

    I use the SparkPeople fitness map as well. They even have maps of my small desert town!!! Low tech be me. I wonder if my iPod has a stop watch?

    Enjoy your walks.

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    3828 days ago
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    What a disappointment... just when you think you have really done a great work-out, then to find out NOT!
    I rode a spin bike like that too... 30 miles in 30 minutes... ha, ha, ha! I would belong in the Tour de France if I could do that.

    Hope you like your new one...
    3830 days ago
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    How funny! But disappointing too. I'd like a pedometer that lets me count my steps when I am sitting. DI you really want to replace it?? (grin)
    3831 days ago
    Wow... that's a magical pedometer. Maybe I can get one when I have to walk the half marathon! could use any help.

    I don't use pedometer's anymore. I have all kinds of gadgets. I got a iPod+ Nike gadget that you hook up to your running shoe and your iPod... but it's not accurate. For Xmas I got a fancy Garmin watch with heart monitor. I wear it as a watch because it's so complicated and I can't figure out how to get it to work. It works with GPS technology to measure all kinds of stuff... super accurate if you can figure it out.

    Mostly these days I use the stopwatch feature on my iPod and then I map my routes on the SparkPeople fitness map. It's probably the lowest tech and most accurate way of doing it.

    So, are you going to try to do a Half Marathon?
    3832 days ago
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