A Fit February & Beyond

The winter months are drawing to a close, and IDUG is busy preparing for a busy spring season, with the IDUG DB2 Technical Seminars in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad taking place in March, and the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 4-8.

There are plenty of other exciting things happening in the DB2 world, in addition to upcoming IDUG Conferences. Chances are, you’ve heard of the DB2’s Got Talent Contest – but have you considered participating? This is a great way to share your knowledge and become more visible within the DB2 community. Learn more here

I just came to think of my latest acquired addiction and since we tend to see a lot more people walking the streets and going to the gym in the beginning of the year it seems timely to share this with you.

I had been on the lookout for one of these fitness tracker devices for a while, but had not made my mind up yet as to which brand to go for. Then shortly before the New Year I saw a newly introduced device that had the shape of a very elegant wristwatch. I decided to make a move.

The device comes with a factory goal setting of doing 10,000 steps a day and at first I thought to myself that it would be a piece of cake, but I guess I had not really taken into account that it really means every single day seven days a week all year around. Anyway despite both rainy and snowing days I can happily report that this has become my favorite addiction and our dog Nero seems to be very happy with my decision as well.

Having been doing this for almost four weeks now, I'm close to reaching the 300 km mark. Come May, when I hope to see you all in Philly, I should be past 1,200 km. My biggest challenge so far was when I was in transit for about 12 hours and lost seven hours due to time differences. That was the only day that I didn't reach the 10K mark, although I managed to annoy some people trying catch up walking up and down the aisle while being in the air. 

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