One of my favorite things that I have been able to do since I stopped working full time last summer is taking Dodger for a long walk every morning. We usually walk for about 45 minutes, with the first 10 minutes or so dedicated to Dodger doing a lot of sniffing and taking care of other business. After that we complete the walk at a pretty brisk pace. I always take my pedometer along in my pocket so I would have an idea of the length of the walk on the various routes we take. When I would check the pedometer when I got home I always felt like we had gone a lot farther than it said. Anyone I mentioned that to just gave me a sort of "yeah, sure" look.
Well.....this week I tested the pedometer. I took it with me to the rec center where the big sign on the wall says 10 laps = 1 mile. That is surely not something the rec center would lie about, so I put the pedometer in my pocket and at the end of 10 laps this is what it said.....
.61......just a little over 6/10ths of a mile.
I knew it, and I did it twice just to be sure.
I don't exactly know how to do the math, and I don't really know what difference it makes at this point, but I'm pretty sure that I have walked somewhere around a gazillion more miles than I thought I had.