Before I get started, the contest for the best title for my new book about my work life has been extended one week. THIS FRIDAY I will post the five titles I like best. Author of the winning title will receive free copies of all my published writing (having a computer or an e-reading device is sort of a must.)
The other thing I thought I had down to a science is how many of my steps equals a mile. (between 2300 and 2400, depends on the counter.) This I have been as certain of as my own name for a long time.
Which is why, for the last several weeks, I've been really excited to see that while my actual steps seem to have slacked a bit, my actual distance has increased, almost doubled! Sure, I was only taking about 5000 steps at work...but I was covering nearly 4 miles, when up until recently, I'd have to do close to 10000 steps, (My daily goal) to reach a distance of 5 miles.
I attributed this to different things: I had a longer stride, (due to the massive muscles I was now suddenly forming in my legs) I had finally, FINALLY found the $5 step counter that ACTUALLY WAS CORRECT, and I'd been walking all these miles all along. I was just that awesome and the step counter gods had decided to finally reward my loyalty by giving me a bigger distance number.
So imagine my complete sense of defeat when I took a closer look at that distance on Friday and saw the letters KM behind my distance number.
|It's not that I wouldn't...but since I live in the US|
I don't think I could...just finding a pole that
length would be impossible!
I'm not well versed in metrics, but I know that KM is a smaller unit of measure than MILE. (I grew up in a decade when Americans didn't think metrics or computers would really last...so I was only exposed to metrics a few times in my formal schooling...and I think I was sick both those days.)
I guess the moral of this story is, as many of mine tend to be: Don't get fat. It just makes more work for you later on. Like then you will have to know the metric system!