Thursday, March 8, 2012

7 cents to the mile

I usually try to walk seven laps around my building every day at work during a mid-day break. An employee health staff member put a sign up months ago announcing that seven laps equaled one mile.

Usually, without fail, my cell phone rings or my laboratory beeper goes off or I run into staff or patients and I have to briefly stop.

After the interruption, I would often lose track of what lap I was on.

Finally, I decided on a plan.

I start with 7 pennies in my hand and put one in my pocket after each completed lap.

Odd, yes, but it works just fine for me.

It's cheaper than buying a lap counter and it lets me do something constructive with a denomination of money that is otherwise so hard to use.

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