Fine, I’ve done it – it’s official – I’ve converted to the Imperial System. I think part of my hesitation to do so had to do with the misconception that it had to do with Star Wars – another thing I also don’t understand.
Here’s why … with most things in my life it had to do with running.
Rob and I ran our first Aussie 10k this weekend. For the first time I attended a race and wasn’t surrounded with a bunch of people trying to figure out how many miles were in a 10k/ 5k. There also weren’t mile markers – which is just confusing to mark a 10k race for a distance of 6.2 miles – it ends at a nice and even 10 – no extras. This proves to be fantastic for people who are slightly OCD.
Another benefit was that it looks like you’re running faster! (yes, I realise that the km is a shorter distance – but I am a fan of falsely inflating my self confidence. It is also why I have thoroughly enjoyed weighing myself in Kilos. At 2.2 kilos per pound I “appear” to weigh less – and I can’t figure out the lb conversion due to my missing head calculator so it makes me a happy person!) Don’t question my theories – they work just fine.
Although I had some slight hesitation I looked around and figured to heck with it, when in Rome, and switched my Garmin from Miles to Kilometers.
Book Review: “The Postmistress”. There were a lot of good reviews in the book cover and the back of the book. It was a decent read I guess.