Last night after moderating a panel on the East Side of NY, I walked over to the Javits Convention Center on the West Side to attend New York Comic Con. I calculated that that walk was 1.8 miles. A friend who sports a Fitbit and walked the same distance told me it was 5,000 steps. Since the pool has a carpet of leaves on top, I realize I need some new way to get exercise; for the moment, walking is going to be it. I did a lot of trekking around the city this week, instead of taking subways, and I really liked it. I realize I need to allow more time for this than jumping on mass transit all the time.
Until it gets too cold to keep this up, I am going to keep walking. The one bad thing about walking instead of taking the subway is that I am not reading. Well, let me correct that. I will admit I am one of those people who walks on the street reading my BlackBerry. And yes, I still use a BlackBerry, archaic as that may sound.