To 5000 steps... and beyond!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I lost my car today. In an effort to get more steps on my FitBit, I thought I would take the long way around to get to it. It is important to note that I really paid attention this morning when I got to work (early) so I would be sure to know exactly where my car was when I left at the end of the day: section 2B. When I returned to the parking garage this afternoon, I exited the elevator on the second floor and took the long way around to get to the vehicle. Why was it not there? I pressed the "lock" button on my key fob and heard the car honk, yet still couldn't see it. Where was it? Up and down and back and forth I went, looking for my car. Honking the horn occasionally, backtracking when I could no longer hear the honk. "Oh dear, someone is going to think I am looking for a car whose keys I have stolen," I thought to myself. Still, I had to find it, so I kept looking.
After nearly 30 minutes of wandering, I finally found it when I realized what should have been obvious from the start: when taking the long way to the car that is parked in 2B, it is necessary to enter the garage at floor ONE and work my way up, not start at two and go up. Honestly, my mind just does not work well when it is running on insufficient sleep and an early day at the office.
My "long way around" plan worked, though. I surpassed my 5000 step goal for the day by over 1000 steps!