Avoid the Hypotenuse

Out in the Walnut Creek Open Space this morning  I latched onto a painless way to extend my 10k Fitbit goal. Avoid the Hypotenuse. Not so obvious for a person who seeks shortcuts. Would you believe that I increased my steps by almost 10% walking the two sides of the triangle rather than the hypotenuse?  This Fitbit business is my perfect outlet for obsessiveness. Not only do I get to count steps and be more fit, my family derives the bonus of my depleted energy.