I know, I’ve heard it already. Seriously? Pokemon Go? A bunch of people walking around like zombies with heads in their phones …
I started playing last Sunday. Well, not really. I started playing on Becky’s phone in Aberdeen in the middle of July. We walked around downtown in search of Pokemon. Sometimes we drove around parking lots. We laughed a lot while chasing down ratatats and pidgeys. It was actually fun. Then last Sunday I decided I’d just go ahead and download the free app, I mean why not?
Each day this week I’ve gone outside and walked around looking for Pokemon. Before work, at lunch and sometimes after work. This is walking I was not doing before. While I’m out I’m seeing lots of people and having conversations I would’ve missed if I hadn’t been walking. I got to see the very cool sculptures in the morning fog on Wednesday. I walked downtown streets at lunch time. I’ve shared the game with several people this week. In fact, Chad, Kelli and I have figured out a way to teach a class August 30 on how to use Pokemon Go for small businesses!
Importantly for my health, I’m walking more – adding thousands of steps into my routine each week. And I hear there’s a Harry Potter game coming too ….