|FIRST DAY ROLL CALL
||[Feb. 1st, 2005|10:21 am]
The One Month Pedometer Challenge
i hope you remembered your pedometers today. if not, just start wearing them as soon as possible, i'm sure we can work humor into the graphs for late starts.|
february challenge participants are:
i'm using a new model from last time, and it has a front-mounted reset button. i was doing the dishes this morning and my pedometer was right at counter level and pressed reset. so here's my official reminder to avoid counter-height things if you got el-cheapo model like i did. so to recoup my steps [i had only taken 30 by this point], i decided to shake my pedometer up 30 and forget about it. but i noticed that when i shook vigorously, it didn't record them very well. however, when i approximated a moderate gait, the pedometer responded as expected. so, there will be inaccuracies, but i think we make up for them in other ways and i'm going to choose to ignore them.
also, i'm planning a moderate hike in angeles crest forest for saturday, february 12. my idea was to take the 2 to camp switzer and take the trail along the stream [1.5 miles, easy] and then down to the base of the falls [0.7 miles on a slope, harder], maybe hang out & have lunch at the falls and return to the camp base in the mid-afternoon. this hike is very pretty this time of year and involves hopping over the stream on rocks a few times before taking a gravel trail. also, february 12 is the opening day of the belgian beer festival at lucky baldwins, so my boyfriend and i will be heading to pasadena for some beer tasting afterwards. if anyone wants to join us for the hike or both, post here & we'll trade info.