Friday, October 10, 2014

A Small Pulsing Light

Two anecdotes as I watch my Fitbit charge:

I found myself sitting at lunch with Gary, the guy who has consistently beaten me in the workplace Fitbit challenge.

"Gary," I said, "I'm ahead of you right now.  I feel like it's a miracle."

"I'm NOT CHECKING," Gary said definitively, emphasizing this choice with a sweeping arm motion.  "I've just gotten too fanatical.  I'm taking a break."

"Really?" I said.

"Yes!  I'm getting my 10,000 and that's it."  Gary's been averaging about 18,000 steps per day since June, so this is a significant departure.

"Okay," I said.  "I get that, but can I tell you something?  Someone is now beating us both!  A newcomer!"

"Allison Thompson," he said certainly.

"That's right," I said, surprised.

"She's not new; she just took a break because she was becoming way too compulsive, like just going out and running eight miles to get the steps.  But now she's back."

She's currently ahead of me, so that means I'm not fanatical, right?  Just Allison?

And second:

Shef ran the PE mile in 6:19.  I'm amazed.  Kid's got legs.


mm said...

Did you go home and run eight miles to get extra steps? Are you trying to get ahead of Allison? I think the answer to your question is in the answers to these questions.

KC said...

I did not run eight miles, and I'm not really trying to beat Allison. So, I think I'm good. Thanks, mm.

LH said...

I'm kind of a fit bit loser right now. I wouldn't be surprised if the fit bit monitors showed up at my door any day now and ripped it right off my wrist.

jhw said...

Yea Shef!!!!