Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ode to my pedometer!

Today I have walked 5,355 steps, yesterday I eeked out 8,234 and the day before a whopping 14,735. How do I know this? I have a small, pager-sized gizmo clipped to my belt, close to my hip. It adds one to the count with each time my foot steps one in front of the other. It is my pedometer. 
So very sad. Yesterday my pedometer decided to die. I believe it only needs a new battery but getting me to the store these days is pretty tough. I have been wearing my pedometer religiously for 7 months. It helps me to get my butt moving on the days when my step count is low. I almost feel naked without it. I already miss it. Guess I will need to get off my duff and go get a new battery to try to revive my good friend. It is worn from wear and use like anything you always use. That just shows how much I love the thing. Searching online I found a link that says Thomas Jefferson invented the pedometer. Just a bit of trivia for you all. 
For those interested here is the info on my good friend.
I own the Omron HJ-112... This advanced design lets you wear it on your belt or carry it in your pocket, clip it to your bra, or wear it anywhere it is perpendicular to the ground. It counts steps, calculates distance and calories burned. It also tracks aerobic steps separately when walking or jogging more than 60 steps per minute or more than 10 minutes continuously. It has a 7-day memory. It is absolutely silent- no clicking or rattling. It comes with a security leash to ensure you don't lose it. It is top rated for accuracy by a consumer magazine.
So go out and get one!!! My sales pitch is over. Enjoy your steps today!


Viv said...

That is cool! I could see how when you see the count low to step it up..haha get it. OK that was corny. Getcha yourself to the store and replace that battery before you learn to live with out your friend.

Interesting not on Jefferson inveting it.

P.O.M. said...

My mom adores her pedometer, too. Anything to help motivate is A-OK in my book.

Glass Princess said...

that thing looks awesome!
I might have to pick one up, the cheap one I got at Target is crap!
Keep up those good numbers!