Feeling the Burn

I got plenty of exercise this weekend…nearly six miles walked overall (thanks to the evil that is Pokemon Go), which is more than I usually walk in a week–even taking into consideration all the walking I do at work.

Unfortunately, I kindamaybesorta forgot to put on sunscreen during my first walk yesterday. Yeah, my pale-ass self got sunburned. Looking for Pokemon.


So if anyone today notices my mild sunburn…I totally got it from walking for exercise. Not playing a game. Got our stories straight? Good.

Sunburn notwithstanding, I am glad to be getting some exercise. I don’t think I’ve lost any weight so far–not even a measly pound–because I haven’t changed my eating habits, and I wasn’t drinking as much water as I should have been.

Next time I go venturing out in the daylight for Pokemon, I’m definitely wearing sunscreen. And bringing Benadryl. I forgot that it’s bee season, and while I don’t have a super serious reaction (as far as I know–I haven’t been stung in over 25 years) I don’t really want to risk it. And I’m bringing water. And putting on sunscreen.

The point to all this? For those Pokeplayers who haven’t seen significant amounts of daylight in years (walking around at comic cons doesn’t count), prepare yourself. Bring water so you don’t get dehydrated in the summer heat. Wear suncreen. Bring bug spray (did I forget to mention the mosquito bite? Yeah, got one of those too). Be sure to have a good, straight path to your car or home in case you walk too far and get winded or sore.

Basically, be smart about it. We nerds are generally a smart people. We can figure this out. The exercise may be new for many of us, but we can adapt and get fit.