Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pedometers and Bikes don't Mix

Ever since I started using the office gym more, I have been very sad about the fact that I am working my arse off (hopefully literally) and my fitbit is only showing half the steps that a run would garner me.  I mentioned it on Twitter and a friend of mine told me she wears hers on her sock when she cycles.  Brilliant.

So I tried that today...clipping it to the outside of my shoe.


and same # of steps as when I clipped it to my waist or shirt hem..  ARGH!  

So I dialed up the tension on the bike (or whatever you call pushing that button until it's harder.   I suppose dialing is a bit old school nowadays) and plugged myself into a couple more episodes of Arrested Development.

Loving this, though it may be a bit too funny for gym workouts...luckily the gym was practically empty today.

I even managed to get a little selfie to prove it was me putting in the work

Ok - I look a little demented there...eep

In the end - it worked out to 40 mins on the bike. Not as many miles as Monday, but I did make it considerably harder so it all balances out.

I was thoroughly sweaty and disgusting when I was done but that is all good.  Thank goodness for baby wipes and curly hair...makes it easy to look (and smell) somewhat office presentable after...

2 comments:

  1. There are websites that offer conversion for "steps" based on how hard you work/ride. I think my bike ride at 14 mph is something like 203 steps per minute. :)

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  2. Good workout! I have the same issue when I use my Garmin while running on the treadmill. I might invest in the foot pod thing so it somewhat tracks distance.

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