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    COO_KIE   46,462
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Saturday, October 05, 2013

I got the tracker in the mail yesterday. I am somewhat aware that I compete in some areas against my daughter and my husband. On a physical level, I can't compete...they would blow me out of the water. But, I can hold my own in a geocache competition with my husband.
And, so far I have done well with Spark Points competing with my daughter....OK, I had a head start, but I am a senior citizen, I need a head start. She finds 8 cups of water relatively easy. I slosh. She gets points for all her extra minutes of exercise, primarily hill hiking. I needed to find something that I could actually combine with............breathing, for instance.
Enter the Spark Tracker. It measures my time. I need 120 minutes fitness per week. Since I was sick, I fell well below that. Today the tracker said '119.' close! So, I crawled on my bike, and got my time in. Drat.....I looked at my steps. 5996! Now I had to walk some more to reach my 6000. After fixing supper, the steps came in.............over 10,000. I could not believe it! OH, NO! I just saw that I have walked 4.9 miles. Really? I am starting to get tired, here. But, I am not sure I can sleep knowing I am so close.
I can handle losing competition to my husband and daughter. I am not equipped with competing with myself....or a cyber tool.

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1STEPBACK 10/19/2013 7:14AM

    emoticon ... can't compete atm with your accomplishments BUT certainly understand that process.. words commonly used around here are 'sure..more steps for me'

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Nice job, keep up the good work!

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THINAGIN2 10/5/2013 8:16PM

    It's amazing how one of those little things can push you to compete with yourself! I have a Fitbit and it happens to me daily. I walk an hour every morning so that I can get my 10,000 steps in by the end of the day.

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SUNRISE4LV 10/5/2013 6:54PM

    Yea, those pedometers can make you compete... I was short one day by just a little bit... got up and RAN, trying to get my steps in... I don't usually run... I did an interval thing... fast walk, run, fast walk, run... and at midnight.... I missed my mark by just a couple of hundred steps... I was bummed.. (Now I make sure I walk more than half my steps by 11am... and then walk again in the evening, if I need to...) I don't want to do that late night again... "It is the pedometer's fault!"

Great job, though... It is good when you get those extra steps in, and then you realize WHY you are so tired at night! LOl!
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