Thursday, November 10, 2005
The Cult of Pedometers
Recently in comments Ed referred to 'the cult of pedometers'. Yes! I have to admit that I am indeed a part of The Cult of Pedometers. And just for the laugh I'm outing Yerwoman as a fellow cult member.
See that picture up there. That's mine that is. But like everyone else I started on the soft stuff. Got one in a cereal packet. Got hooked. Soon the cereal packet pedo was not enough. I moved on to the £4.50 model but it was no time before I was using nine quid pedos. It's been nearly three years now and I've got a pedo habit costing me £20 a go. I'm averaging 16,930 steps per day, 7305 of those aerobic and at a rate of 116.7 steps per minute. I'm currently walking aerobically for over an hour per day.
There is a good side to this addiction . I'm not as fat as I used to be but all that walking makes me hungry so I'm no waif. Other good parts are that my knees don't hurt any more and I reckon I'm a lot fitter and I have more energy.
But there is no getting away from it. I'm a pedo addict. I'll have to join one of those 12-step programmes. Except of course I'd need a 12000-step programme. Give me 12000 steps and I'd go twice a day.