So I've been using a Pokéwalker for quite some time. I'm not a huge Pokémon fan, but it came with a pedometer and an amusing game.

Anyway, I've had the thing for a few years and I've been using it mostly as a pedometer. The goal was always to get around 10,000 steps (roughly 5 miles) although I can't say that I hit that every day. But working downtown and having somewhere to walk on lunch breaks definitely helps.

Anyway, after a battery change and some other things I decided I should get a new pedometer. I'd been eyeing a fitbit for awhile but at the cost it hardly seemed worth it. Until I realized I had a hefty gift card waiting for me. Jackpot! So I snagged one.

I've been using it for a few days now and it's amusing. It does some things I don't really care about, like tracking my sleep patterns if I want. But overall I like it. And I've been using it all day like I did with the Pokéwalker (side note - I did test them side by side and they're pretty close in terms of steps counted - the Pokéwalker runs a little higher but only by about 50 steps for every 9,000).
So I did my second day of running this morning and I took the fitbit along. And by running I mean jogging. And not continuous. This is the program I'm using. So lots of run, walk, run, walk.

I snagged some running shoes yesterday. Yes, there is pink on them. No, I'm not happy with it. I have very small feet and there is a limited selection of colors in a size 6.

Anyway, today was less painful than the first day. Mostly because of the lack of side stitches.

The fun part of the fitbit is it will log your activity and break it down to sedentary, lightly active, fairly active, very active. So it was amusing to see the breakdown after the run this morning.

After I got off work and it wirelessly sync'd with the base and I looked again. I was a little horrified. Sometimes you forget how much you sit at your desk at work.

Anyway, overall I do like the shoes (even though there is pink on them) and the fitbit is amusing me so far.

I'm looking forward to Wednesday for the day three of running, although not at getting up at 5:30am.

Until then I'll just pretend I'm not really sore all over.


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