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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! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AJDOVER1 2/27/2014 12:18PM

    Ah! This gave me a smile. You're not alone....

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BOBINVA 2/27/2014 11:16AM


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CINDHOLM 2/27/2014 11:15AM

    It was a Win Win situation and you did find your car and that all that matters.. You did get extra steps, while looking for it.. emoticon

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JITZUROE 2/27/2014 9:39AM

    Oh my gosh!
Kind of a win-win though in the end though!
Bonus steps, and hey, car wasn't stolen. Yippee

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FELINEBETTER 2/27/2014 6:51AM

    MissLisa! Long time no see or hear! I felt for you as I read this! Who hasn't parked their car at one time or another and couldn't find it when they came back out? It was good, as bad as you felt that you could still see the bright side -- more steps!

Here's to a better day in the parkade! Take care.

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FENWAYGIRL18 2/27/2014 12:18AM

    Believe me we've all done that before , we have a huge mall and so many levels and you really have to pay attention to where you park and what store you came in by, well I know it had to be frightening thinking someone might of stolen it (that has happened to me) not a good feeling.
I'm glad you found it and got in an extra 1,000 steps!

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MT-MOONCHASER 2/26/2014 10:40PM

    Don't you just feel like this emoticon when you do something like that? I sure do.

Congratulations on getting in your steps, even though that wasn't the way you planned it.


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