After several months of rather low pedometer step counts (yes, I keep an excel log of my steps, both regular and aerobic!), this pedometer geek was thrilled that my numbers were starting to go up daily. The weather has improved, and therefore, so have my step counts. In fact, so far this month, I was way ahead of the previous four months. I actually felt that I had a good chance of averaging 10K in regular steps (and was even getting aerobic step counts*, too) until this morning, that is.
This morning, as I do every morning, I put on my pedometer and then noticed the battery died overnight. While it kept the memory of the previous seven days' of step counts, it is not recording today. While my husband and I walked to the bank and post office and around town, no steps were counted. Yes, I walked, but without the pedometer's accurate numbers, I have no numbers that can be logged. It could be said that the numbers don't matter; that it is the exercise that counts, and technically that is true, but it is just one of those things. That's what makes me a pedometer geek. I'll go out and get a new battery later today, install it, and start counting again, but I'll really have to push to make my steps now. Alas,...
* aerobic steps are based on at least ten minutes of continuous walking, no stops and starts
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