April 18, 2008

For the last week I’ve been wearing a pedometer, keeping track of the steps I walk every day. It is recommended to walk 10,000 steps per day. My relationship with my pedometer is that of a love/hate. It is way too frustrating to have the pedometer fall off and reset (repeatedly). But if it actually stays on and makes it all the way to the end of the day, and if I actually walk as much as I should, it is really exciting to see such a large number displayed on it at the end of the day!! Wednesday was the only day I walked that much without it resetting. I had to take the photo just before I took it off for the night.

Yesterday I was a crazy walking woman. I did my now ritualistic morning and afternoon walks. And when I got home, I decided there was nothing else I wanted to do besides walk. So I put my tennis shoes on, grabbed my sunglasses and was off to explore new walking territory.

I crossed over the bridge and ended up on the north side of the river, getting to see my island and my neighborhood from a whole new point of view. It was really quite lovely. I had to go quite a ways before I could cross back over the river. I ended up in some areas that brought back a lot of memories from my college summer days. Ahhh, those good ol’ days.

Anyways, adding up the steps from all the resets, I know I made it over 15,000 steps yesterday, which was pretty amazing. I was feeling it for sure, especially since a nice chunk of the walk was uphill.

I find it quite interesting though how I view walking as recreation, not as transportation. I walked 2.5 miles and then drove .7 mile to meet up with Jen and Andy. Granted I had to take a big bag of stuff with me, and that could have been awkward carrying it along with my big purse.

I just like being able to walk hands free with nothing weighing me down. But for my extended walks, I’m wondering if they make some kind of water bottle carrier that can clip on to me somehow I guess. Some sort of clip for the waist that I can put a bottle in???

Let me know if you know of anything like that. Until then, I’ll keep walking.

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  1. First of all, congratulations on the accomplishment and the great # of steps for the day!
    What about a small lightweight backpack for your water bottle? It could also carry your keys and/or a few other little things that you might need. The MS Walk last year had something like that for the walkers.


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