I Stepped All Over The OlympicsMarch 1st, 2010 by Derek Sheppard
The Olympics are over, but I’ll have a few more blog posts in the coming days to wrap up what’s been a long couple weeks, and a great blogging experience with all of our guest bloggers.
Now, a side note. Larry, Chuck and I rolled back into Bremerton today, and I had an important number to tally. Steps.
When press members check in they got a backpack full of look-at-me-and-like-my-brand marketing materials. Like the McDonald’s notebook, for instance. (Do you think a Big Mac will make me stronger than Bree?)
I don’t even remember the sponsor now, but we also got a pedometer. (One of those little devices you wear to monitor how many steps you take.)
We were there for eight days, and I forgot to wear it three days. One day was a bobsled day, which was well over a mile of walking, since the track itself is a mile long, and I walked the whole thing.
I already told you about the bus rides. Well, I also did a lot of walking. Almost always with a 30-pound pack filled with video and photo camera gear, batteries, a laptop, clothes, etc. To be fair, some of the walking was after-hours while I explored the city without all my gear.
Care to guess how far? (I’d post a picture, but now I can’t find the pedometer. It’s probably in Larry’s van. Darn.)
Well, when I got in the van to come home, it was just over 95,000 steps, and claimed a distance of 66.5 kilometers, which is just over 41 miles.
I bet if I had another Big Mac I could have walked another 10 miles.
- Derek Sheppard