This pedometer geek may be jinxing myself by reporting that the goal is in sight and might be finally achieved in March.
A bit of history…the first pedometer was acquired some time in 2001. Since then, more pedometers of various manufacturers have been worn over the years. Some were lost; some were broken; and some were just non-functioning over time. One was lost when it fell out of my pocket at the Nairobi airport on the way to Eldoret, Kenya; I discovered the loss on the tarmac but too late, but I digress.
My favorite is my current one, an Omron Pocket Downloadable Pedometer, Model HJ-720ITFFP. To indicate just how much I like this model, this happens to be the third or fourth one of these I have had. I like all its bells and whistles. It not only counts steps, but it also counts aerobic steps, calories, and mileage. It has a seven-day memory and is downloadable to my computer (although I daily records my steps on an Excel spreadsheet).
My spreadsheets go back at least five years (including blanks when I was without a pedometer awaiting the arrival of the newest pedometer). Despite this, and my desire to put 10,000 steps on my pedometer daily, I have never, ever achieved it consistently. Last month, I finally hit the figure overall, but there were still days when I was close, but still short of the goal.
This month, so far at least, this pedometer geek has put 10,000 steps or more every single day. (she said, bragging). I do have three days to go, but I plan on making it. There have been plenty of late nights when I have been logging steps on the treadmill just to make the goal. One particular night was March 15, the day of the primary election in Ohio; this pedometer geek started the day early (5AM to get to the precinct on time until the polls closed at 7:30PM, returning home about 9:30PM), but there were not many steps while sitting at the table so that most of them were put on once home.
Three days to go, and this pedometer plans on doing it. Will it happen again? This pedometer geek can only hope; on the other hand, it has only taken me fifteen years.