Well, me. And Gmaps Pedometer! I discovered this handy andy site today and have been playing around.
In the past I’ve been all wah-wah like a little sooky baby because I can never manage my 4 km morning run (well occasional morning run, very occasional when the weather is over 10 degrees, so prolly once a month morning run) in under 30 minutes.
I’ve put this down to factors like – me being a crap runner, not warming up first so having to start slow, hilly terrain, me being a really crap runner.
Well thanks to Gmaps, I’ve learnt that my 4 km run is actually 5 km. Woohoo. See, I rock! I’ve been running an extra km without realising because I’m all legendary and stuff. Oh yeah and because the signposting on the Merri Creek trail is rubbish.
I also discovered my even-less-occasional 7 km run is actually 8 km, and my 3 km walk to work is 4.5 km (I actually worked that out on whereis.com.au a few weeks ago since it’s via real streets so you can measure it).
I remember when I used to over-estimate distances. Like I’d walk 1 km and think I’d done 10. It’s pretty cool to find out I’ve been doing the opposite now. Even my walk from work to the gym is 1 km and burns around 70 calories – woohoo!
I will not use this as an excuse to eat more. No siree. Calories are for burning, not for eating. I might get that printed on a tee-shirt!
As for my NZ friend, she didn’t call last night. She called today and left a msg on my phone mumbling her number so I couldn’t understand it. Her number didn’t come up on my call register either. Grrrr – bloody New Zealanders 🙂