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Why I Gave My Fitbit Away: A Cautionary Tale

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Look, it’s no secret that I’m prone to bouts of unbelievable idiocy. There was the time I decided rock climbing was, “totally the exercise I’ve always been looking for” and wound up on display, stricken with vertigo half-way up a rock wall in a crowded shopping mall. I’d known I had vertigo issues for about 20 years up to that point, but believed with absolute certainty that climbing would be different because, “The ground doesn’t move.” I’m still not sure what’s worse, the throng of laughing children or the sarcastically polite way the rope handler (Butch) kept insisting as he lowered me to the ground that, “It happens more often than you’d think, man.” One of my more recent journeys…

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