Diana at Scale Junkie has set up a fantastic Summer Blog Party, and there’s a step challenge that I was quick to sign up for over at Always the Big Girl. The idea is to wear a pedometer to measure how many steps we take for the month of July. I’ve never counted my steps but I keep track of how long I spend walking each day, so I am very curious to know just how many steps I usually take. All of this led to me going to the store yesterday to buy myself a pedometer. I wanted something small that I’d be able to wear throughout the day, but most of them were big and clunky. So I asked the sales person for help and he found me a very cute little one that would fit perfectly for me and barely even be noticeable. How could I refuse? I bought it for $30 and happily envisioned me and this little pedometer going everywhere together for the next month. We would be inseparable. I’d already decided that it would become on par with the George Foreman grill, non-stick pan and parchment paper in my love for it.
That is, until I opened it.
Has anyone ever heard of the CATEYE VELO 8? No? Me either. It’s described as a “Cyclocomputer”. After reading the little pamphlet that comes with it, I still have absolutely no idea what this little gadget is. The guy at the store assured me it was a pedometer, but judging from the diagram of how you fasten this cute little gadget onto your bicycle, I’m guessing that it is not, in fact, a pedometer.
So unless I can manage to find a pedometer today, I might be rather late in joining in on this step challenge. As for the cyclocomputer that I currently have, I don’t imagine that there will be a problem with me returning it, although it does seem kind of cool and I’d use it if I only knew what exactly its function is! Any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Speaking of bikes, the bike that I won finally came out of the shop- and its huge. Way too big for me. Alas, I shall not become known as the Girl on the Yellow Bicycle. However, on the upside, my father has very kindly offered to buy it from me because it fits him perfectly, so I shall be buying myself a bike very soon. So even though I’m disappointed that the bike doesn’t fit me at all, I am still quite excited that I’ll be getting a bike. And maybe I’ll even be able to use this little gadget, if I can work out just what its supposed to do!