Thursday, November 4, 2010

Day 4, and I hope others are off to a better start

Day 1 was spent between my sewing machine and my computer -- and no matter how much I use my foot pedal for sewing, I don't think that counts for walking. Distance: 0

Day 2, I dug out my pedometer and clipped it to my waistband. Despite the fact that I made a trip to the store, at the end of the day, it said I'd only done about 150 steps -- which is equal to 5 trips up and down our staircase. Hmm. Distance: 0.5 mile

Day 3, I tried the pedometer on a different pair of pants -- and lost it. No clue where it got to. Had to do a couple of errands, so I know I got off my duff, anyway. Distance: 0.25 mile

Day 4, still no idea where the pedometer is. Walking limited to up and down the stairs and out to the mailbox. Got a decent word count, though. Distance: 0

I have to go to the store tomorrow anyway. Maybe I'll see whether they have pedometers.

How's everyone else doing?


Bonnie said...

I think your pedometer was lying to you, Erin...just moving around the house should give you more than zero :D

I had 2.1 Monday, 3.2 Tuesday, 2.8 yesterday, and 1.2 today. Which my trusty spreadsheet tells me adds up to 9.3 miles.

Erin Hartshorn said...

Very nice! I'm just rounding down -- I assume moving around the house is an eighth of a mile or less, and probably not worth my time to track.

Bonnie said...

An ordinary day at my desk, with just a little work around the house, usually works out to around half a mile. Granted that this house is bigger, I'd still bet that you get at least a quarter of a mile.

Erin Hartshorn said...

Oh, cool. So with my store trip yesterday and mostly hanging around the house today, I'm up to 1.5 total!

Margaret said...

Erin, I switched to an Omron pedometer that counts steps in any position (even a purse) as long as it isn't horizontal to the ground.

But most pedometers require a starting amount of steps before it considers that you're really moving. If you don't stop before that count, it adds them in.

Erin Hartshorn said...

Margaret, I switched pedometers -- this one doesn't work in my pocket, but it's much more sensitive. Too much so, in fact -- coughing was adding thousands of steps to my days, so I had to take it off! Should be back to counting again by week's end.

Margaret said...

Now that's crazy. Counting coughs but not in your pocket. Hugs. Hope you figure it out.