I don't think my step counter has been working properly, especially when I walk on the treadmill It doesn't matter how fast I'm walking or what my stride is, each .01 of a mile is two steps; that would make it 20 steps for each .10, or 200 steps. So multiplying the 200 steps (.1 mile) times 10, would equal one mile at 2000 steps. Does this make sense? I am good at some types of math and not so good at others, and i have been counting this in my sleep and always come up with the same answer.
So today I walked 2.1 miles and the counter was barely over 1000 steps, which included what I had walked up to the time I got to the gym. I think the same thing happened yesterday as the number of steps was low and should have included walking around Michaels and Target, but I'm sure it was way low. I may be wearing the counter in the wrong spot - supposedly it should be approximately in line with the seam line in the center of your pants leg, or halfway between your middle and side. I will try for a few more days to see if I can get it to be more accurate and then what do I do. Back in the late 1990's I owned two pedometers, both gave accurate and almost identical readings. They involved counting strides, so I had to divide the total number by my stride, which was 2-1/2' at that time. It has shortened up considerably since then, but stride is not part of the equation on this counter. Why is it that as things get more technical and can give you more and more information, you still can't rely on them!
The good thing is that my legs don't ache as much today - yet.
I took my car in for an oil change this morning; I had the last change in May and had driven approx. 3000 miles between then and now. That car needs a good trip somewhere!
I want to take my granddaughter Alyssa out one afternoon this week when she gets off school - maybe wander through the dollar store and stop for ice cream. We are both the oldest kids in our families, with our parents all being middles or babies, and no one except another oldest can understand the stress we bear having to be mature and give good example all the time. I want to keep track of how she is doing, although I really can offer no advice (except grin and bear it, and it will make you stronger, yada, yada, yada). She needs to vent once in a while to someone who understands.
This has been mostly a dreary looking day with a few sprinkles every now and then, but it doesn't feel quite as cold as it has lately, and will be a few degrees warmer tomorrow. Of course nothing lasts for very long and we'll be back into the upper 40's for the weekend.
I get a daily blurb from the Sierra Club, and today's offering is this quote:
"I think that I cannot preserve my health
and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least—and it is commonly
more than that—sauntering through the woods and over the hills and
fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.
~ Henry David Thoreau"
I got a kick out of reading this - what a twit Thoreau was! Wouldn't we all love to spend 4 hours a day (at least) absolutely free from all worldly engagements. Maybe when we are sleeping (unless you're a new Mom or Dad).
A comment on my last post was about difficulties with Blogger. You should use AOL. I have been writing them for the past several years, that when I click REPLY to an email, the cursor is now sitting on the SEND button for the reply (but it isn't visible until I move it). If I remember I move the cursor away from that demented spot, but I often forget and then in the middle of typing my reply the darned thing decides to SEND. The last time I sent feedback to AOL they responded by saying they could not change that feature, but would take my other suggestions into consideration! All they would have to do is to move the options, i.e., SEND, SAVE, SPELLING, and DELETE over one space. Not being a developer I don't know exactly how to do this, but they are making the bucks to figure it out and I feel AOL is really unconcerned with customer satisfaction - unless of course, you are using your smartphone for everything. All the changes and modifications seem to be for the benefit of phone users, and I even received that excuse from one complaint I made about another issue. Sorry, we are modifying this to enable users of smart phones...... They get us hooked on the convenience of computers, email, etc., and then do what they damned please and leave us in the lurch. I sure wish I had an alternative, especially for email. I'm trying to use gmail more often but I dislike it since they reduced the working area to - you got it - to be used on phones.
I think all this walking makes me grouchy!
RAIN, LOTS OF RAIN!!!
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