Sometimes, when I say I’m a nerd, I think people don’t believe me. I mean, I cover for myself pretty well by wearing normal clothes, wearing makeup, and carrying on a decent conversation. But, now, if someone tries to argue with me, I can whip out proof that I am indeed beyond saving.
People, I’m wearing a pedometer. And I like it.
Oh, it started innocently enough, when I got an email at work for a new fitness program they’re rolling out and, hey, why not come down to the lobby and get a free solar-powered pedometer. You know I’m unlikely to turn down anything free.
I probably wouldn’t have actually used except for they said that you ought to be doing 10,000 steps a day. But don’t worry if you don’t do that many right now – you can work your way up to it over time, you poor pathetic non-walking cubicle dweller.
If there is anything I’m less likely to turn down than a free item, it’s a challenge.
And that’s why, if you look closely, you’ll see a little square bump under my shirt, at the top of my jeans. And if you ask, I’ll tell you that so far today I’ve walked 2000 steps.
Take that, uppity emailer. I’ll show you “work your way up to it.”