Two of my friends recently bought pedometers. They said that knowing how many miles they walk a day has really changed their life. Despite how much time we all spend in the law library, they’ve been logging over nine miles a day. I decided to buy myself a cheap one. I don’t need something that monitors my heart rate, that can beam information to my computer, and can give me statistical breakdowns of my walking over the last six months. I just need one that tells me how many miles a day I go. The last two days I’ve averaged 7.5 miles. I’m hoping to stay at that for the next two weeks and then add another two miles. I really think being aware of how far you’re walking is a frugal way to get in shape.