No, not the NKOTB song.
I’m talking about my pedometer. I got one to measure how far I’m walking on my training walks – and it seemed to be working fine. Until I got on the treadmill at the gym the other night.
I figured I’d wear the pedometer on it, just for fun, to see how accurate it is. Apparently not very.
According to the treadmill I walked 1.34 miles – which is 2.15 kilometers. The pedometer said I walked a measly 1.84kms.
It’s actually pretty encouraging. It means the walk I went on the other day that took me 45 mins to cover what I thought was only 3.35 kilometers is actually much closer to 4k. I just have to re-calculate my gait and reset the device.
But couldn’t you see the headlines if I never discovered this? I’d be walking along in August with my pedometer on, finishing the End Cancer walk at what I thought was 10k too soon…
Local Woman calls Breast Cancer Charity walkers bunch of Pussies; continues to pace off into the sunset