Monday’s run was a fun 45 minutes although it was really humid. There was a light mist which cooled my face and felt great. Tiny birds, squirrels and chipmunks were around, gathering and eating for the winter and darting around in the dark bushes.
Today I want to run early, then I promised to golf 9 holes with DC. He adores golf.
New garbage disposal fixed the sink leak. Having that happen made me clean out below the sink. Blessing in disguise.
Safe and happy runs, All!
I am not happy about this weather! I want my fall!! Hopefully later in the week we'll get some high 60s. Planning to run 5 today - finishing up my coffee and reading an article now, then I'll go. Tomorrow will be SDO. Slowly getting back into it. I bet that once I'm feeling a bit more in shape, I'll end up pregnant. Ah well!
2017-10-10 12:47 PM
Hi all, I'm hoping to start posting here again regularly, to keep me accountable. I've been inspired by the 30-day challenges that reebs and LuckiestPenny did a while back (last year?) - other forumites did them as well, I know, including me at one point - to aim for a 30-day challenge, starting today, of getting in 10,000 steps a day.
I've heard a lot about the 10,000-step level as being a benchmark of sorts for getting in physical activity, and never paid much attention to it - I always figured, I walk a lot, I run a bit, so, pah, 10,000 steps is nothing! But then this summer I discovered that I have a pedometer-app-thingie on my iPhone that tracks my steps automatically (as long as I'm carrying the iPhone when I'm walking/running, of course) and I discovered that I don't actually take nearly as many steps in a day as I think I do.
Yesterday, for example, I walked a half-hour from my house to a store, and a half-hour back, then went for a 25-minute run with the dogs, and that only took me to circa 8,500 steps (I also did quite a bit of housework/laundry yesterday which meant I moved around the house a lot, without my phone, so I had more steps than what was recorded, but still). And that amount of walking and running is at the upper end of what I do these days.
So, I figure aiming for 10,000 steps/day will give me a clear and measurable goal to aim for to be moving my butt every day for quite a bit of activity - and push me out of the zone of "oh, I ran yesterday, I should rest by taking the bus to work" or "oh, I'm tired today, I won't walk home from work but take the bus instead" - stuff I'm doing too much of these days. After doing two back-to-back 33-mile hikes in the Rocky Mountains this summer, laden with a pack, surely I can manage to walk or run a few kilometres every day!
So - Day 1 is today - the day is half-over and I'm at 5,050 steps. Planning to hit the gym after work for some weights and stair intervals and then walk home, so I'm on track to meet my goal for today.