My thought was that while I am outside I do not have a clear-cut notion of the distance that I need to walk to complete one hour. While indoors at the rec center I'm walking a track of pre-determined distance. Plus there is a clock so I know when I'm at the 60-minute mark. When walking outside I sure would not want to be several blocks from home when the hour time is up. One hour is my goal. Not trying to set any records. So I sort of tend to maybe walk a bit slower to stretch out the time in my estimated distance. On occasion I've tagged on an extra loop or walked around the block instead of approaching home on a more direct course.
The FitBit is a novelty. And it sometimes is an incentive to reach that magical 60 minutes a day.
|One hour outside vs. One hour indoors|
Note: These are snapshots of my activity at the end of my walking time
and do not represent the entire day's activity