I guess I run now

or I’m trying to anyway.

 

Going for a perfect pedometer week

Same dealio as before. I woke up & decided I could get more work done at home today (didn’t want to have to carry 4-5 books with me over the bridge to the coffeeshop to work), so hubby, dog, & I took a long walk by the canal (portage) instead. This time we did an hour & 35 minutes. It’s weird, but by the time I get back to the car, my joints are tighter & more painful than before. I assumed they’d loosen up along the way, but that just isn’t happening!

Anyway, this is the third day in a row that the W8 challenge has pushed me to exercise for at least an hour, so my pedometer’s been getting a workout too. Which brings me to my title: I think I’ll aim for a full week of no less than 10,000 steps. This used to be easy-peasy when I was running, but these days it’s like a huge accomplishment if I break 5,000. I’m at 10675 so far for today, 12459 for yesterday, and 11080 for Wednesday. My Omron pedometer (which I don’t get paid to endorse cause they’d never let someone in my shape endorse their product anyway, but which I do recommend cause it doesn’t need a belt clip, fits nicely in your pocket, & never gets accidentally erased back to 0 steps) is perfect for this cause it stores a week’s worth of steps.

So…not even back to blogging a week & I have a fresh new blogroll of really great bloggers, the W8 challenge to keep me moving & honest & motivated, and a goal of 10,000 steps a day for a full week. I’m also really so very happy to be back in touch with folks from before who inspired & challenged me so much last year.

Other updates: put a call into the doctor who wasn’t in the office today. Apparently the best I can hope for right now is that they’ll have “his girls” call me back to discuss my test results late this afternoon. His office is back at home, now 9 hours away, so if he’s not going to treat me (and his failure to call me to discuss my results suggests he thinks the results & my symptoms aren’t a big deal), I’d like to learn that in a phone call rather than an office visit. Also, because of my insurance, I have to wait 30 days from my last appointment before I can switch doctors & I’d prefer not to do the long drive to have an appointment with this doctor if I’m just going to get disappointed and then have to wait 30 full days before I can dump him & get one who will treat me.

Okay, the health complaints are old & boring, so it’s time to cut that out.

Our dinner party went well last night. Hubby didn’t try the whole wheat flour for the pizza crusts: I suspect we’ll try that out on our own before we risk it with company. And I wasn’t very good, but I wasn’t all that bad. Breakfast was 2 eggs with a handfull of veggies, lunch was a salad, dinner was 3 small pieces of pizza (yes, 3!), a salad, and 1/2 cup apple crisp with 2 tbs vanilla ice cream, a beer, and a small snifter of Grand Marnier while we played cards. Argh! Still worlds away from what I would’ve eaten were it not for blogging, but worlds away from where I need to be in terms of willpower.

& we were up so late last night that all I thought of this morning was WALK. So I totally forgot to eat breakfast, which means no gold star for food today. Although I hit the salad goal for today already & am 2 pints into my 4 pints of water.

Okay, that’s about all the boring stuff I have to report today.

Cheers Chicks!

Filed under : General
By bigprof
On May 22, 2009
At 1:37 pm
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3 Comments for this post

 
getupnow Says:

Yay on the walking! I always love how you describe your summer life. It always sounds so artsy and cool and active. Good for you!

So glad you are back and your motivation is going to do us all a lot of good. Very inspiring!

 
 
eileen2blean Says:

“Anyway, this is the third day in a row that the W8 challenge has pushed me to exercise for at least an hour.”

OMG I love hearing that!! Thank you so much for sharing that with the world at large - and for being a part of this month’s challenge! (Wooohooo June is gonna be fun!)

I think the perfect pedometer week is a great idea!!! My husband bought me a pedometer a while back but it’s a little cheapie jobbie and yeah, doesn’t work very well. I need to get one like yours!

 
 
brseay Says:

I love your goal b/c it’s 100% within your control instead of something like a number on the scale. It’s implied, though, that if you’re working out like a fiend the scale will usually show a lower number :)

Enjoy those walks!

 

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