You’re Kidding Me, Right?!

Today I was out shooting video and got fried alive. Terrible sunburn! Can you believe?! I get burned in the cool breeze off the ocean on a completely overcast day?! When will I learn?! Here are two pictures from the day…     One good thing from the day (actually this was a wonderful day all around), over 20,000 steps… Continue reading

Walking Desk Step Counts

So, I’ve had the walking desk for one full week. I know I’ve been walking more, a lot more. But today I wanted to figure out exactly how the desk is impacting my being more active. Out of the Ordinary The first thing I noticed that really is out of keeping for me: yesterday, when I was having tea here… Continue reading

Heaven Is Just a 4 Mile Roundtrip

Sunday we walked to Tennessee Valley Beach. We’ve walked there several times in the past. I’ve even biked there once (thought I was going to die—so out of shape!). What made this last jaunt special was that we hiked up to a 100+ year old lookout along the ridge. According to my new Fitbit, it was the equivalent of walk… Continue reading

Charles Dickens an Avid Walker

I didn’t know this brilliant author wrestled so with writing and used extremely long and fast walks as his “therapy.” Dickens was from childhood an avid, even compulsive, walker. He once wrote. “I think I must be the descendant, at no great distance, of some irreclaimable tramp.” Scarcely a day went by that Dickens didn’t flee his desk and take… Continue reading

Traumatized!

On Saturday, October 23, 2010, I walked nearly 18,000 steps!!  Yes.  Yes, indeed!  I walked all over Atlanta! Tragically, since I didn’t travel with my computer, just my iPad, my Fitbit didn’t report this on Twitter! I was traumatized by the fact that this enormous record (for me anyway) went unknown, uncelebrated, without the ceremonial distinctions it truly deserved!!! But… Continue reading

My Fitbit

I’m sure you noticed that my Fitbit tweets stopped for a while.  I’m confident of your concern about my exercise level.  Therefore, I update you: My original Fitbit died.  It would just turn itself off at random times.  Fitbit was good enough to replace it with no questions asked!  So now, I have a new one.  The regular (daily) updates… Continue reading

Fitbit Activity Report

Image via CrunchBase Well, despite the fact that I’ve had a horrible sinus infection/laryngitis this week, I have been wearing my Fitbit ever since I first got it. The results, even with being sick, are interesting.  I’ve noticed how unbelievably my stats dive when I spend a day working at the computer.  This must change!  And being sick has an… Continue reading

Liking My New Fitbit

The Fitbit accurately tracks your calories burned, steps taken, distance traveled and sleep quality. The Fitbit contains a 3D motion sensor like the one found in the Nintendo Wii. The Fitbit tracks your motion in three dimensions and converts this into useful information about your daily activities. You can wear the Fitbit on your waist, in your pocket or on… Continue reading