So, it was overcast but not raining when I got up today. Guess what it was doing when I started walking? Yup, you guessed it, raining! Luckily it didn't last too long and I was able to walk without using my umbrella after a bit. There was a big power outage along my trail. Seems a tree fell over last night and took out a couple of power poles! The businesses along my route were all dark and closed. I walked past the Hardee's and there were people in the drive thru all the way around the building. There were no lights or people inside. I don't know how they thought they would get any service. I just shook my head and walked on!
They had the tree and the poles mostly cleared up when I got to that point. I had to cross the street because the sidewalk was blocked on the side I usually go down, but that was it. I noticed that at the busy intersections, they had generators hooked up to the street lights to keep traffic moving. I was an interesting walk!
As for my Fitbit, I guess I'm going to have to learn to deal with the fact that it's just not going to give me as many steps as my One did. It's really frustrating. I feel like I'm working so much harder just to get to 15,000 which is what I set for myself in a day. I used to get home from a walk and have either right under or right over 13,000. Now, I get home with 11,000 if I am lucky! I have done all the fixes I can think of. I changed my stride length, I wear the Fitbit in the right place. I don't know what else to do! I did see that someone said they had the same issues and after a couple of weeks, it seemed to work itself out. I'm hoping this will happen for me, too! I love the Charge 2 and I don't want to have to start over again.
I got a teal Fitbit branded band today. I like the after market bands I have, and I will order more, but I wanted a Fitbit branded teal one since that is the color I wanted for my Charge 2. I just wish Target had had the teal ones! I do love purple and the plum is so nice, but teal is my color. ^_^
It cleared off after I got home, of course! lol I did my workouts. Abs today. Not too bad, but the cardio workout was modified because some of the moves and my foot pain are not compatible! I decided that I would mow a bit more of the lawn. I probably should have waited until tomorrow to let it dry, but it cut fine. I have one more section to go and I'll get it another day. I wanted to mow to get in more steps! lol I am at 18,047 at the moment. I probably won't get a lot more tonight as it's already after 11.
Oh! After my walk, when I'm at my most tired and my feet are killing me, my friend called. She said her mom had a gas line leak earlier and the police and fire department and all kinds of other people were up at her house and she couldn't get her on the phone and would I go check on her. I knew her mom was okay since I walked right by there and didn't see anything when I came home. I walked up there and her mom was on the phone.... to her. ~_~;;; I got to see and love on her mom's dog Roxie though so it wasn't a wasted trip. I love me some Roxie. She is a little cutie and one of the pups I dog sit for sometimes.
I finished the true crime book I was reading last night and I've started on another. This one is another by M. William Phelps. I love his books! Speaking of true crime, did you see that they caught the Golden State killer today? I remember that case from Unsolved Mysteries and I saw a show about it on HLN while at the beach.