My new pedometer (an Omron HJ-112) arrived yesterday and today I put it to use on a long hike with Lisa and Will at Hull’s Gulch in the Boise Foothills, as well as wearing it around while I did my mowing and cleaning.
The walk was great, as the weather warmed up enough to wear a t-shirt and shorts.
For the day (I took the pedometer off in the evening) I ended up with 11,015 steps (about 7,000 of which were apparently “aerobic,” which means more than a 60 steps per minute pace, which isn’t really a lot) and 5.56 miles of distance.
The pedometer was very easy and convenient and is supposedly quite accurate. It was interesting measuring my stride length to calibrate the pedometer; I think I have a very short stride for someone of my height due to my short legs. Even for someone with legs my length, I think my stride is kind of short. But my legs churn like a hamster.