… they’ll be watching me… every move I make, every vow I break, they’ll be watching me.
Okay seriously, the last place you’d expect to see quoted Police lyrics is on my blog. I mean, come on, the guy is very overrated, but let’s table that discussion for another day.
Friday morning when I get up I will strap on [don’t go there] a GPS unit and motion sensor to my body. I will wear both devices for seven full days as part of a voluntary research project for our local Children’s Hospital. This should be really fascinating to see how active I am over the course of the next week. It’s kind of weird to think about the places you frequent during your daily routine. Now I’m a guinea pig in the research.
As a child I always thought it would be super cool if there was a way to see on a map all the places I’ve been. I wanted so bad to see a detailed diagram of all my footprints. Being part of a large family, my youthful wanderings weren’t well documented thus I wanted validation of the places my parents claimed.
“see right here Egan, you were in Mexico for three days in 1975. Check the map”
While that sort of technology didn’t exist back then, it does now. So for the next seven days I will have a chance to run around town and skew the results of this project. Honestly my goal isn’t to skew the results in the least bit, but it will be very good motivation to be active. Plus there’s a triathlon to do in nine days.
I’ve been instructed not to wear the devices while swimming. Sorry readers, this means no pictures of me in a Speedo with my GPS and motion sensor on my right hip. However, I can send autographed photos if that’s more to your liking. Thank you for your continued support. You belong to me…