As of this morning, I have 428 miles. My goal is to walk 60,000 steps per week. That will keep me on target to get in 1000 miles this year. I managed to meet that goal this week. I count my weeks as Monday through Sunday for several reasons. One reason is that somehow, I manage to get in the most steps early in the week. On weekends, despite the feeling that I'm up and walking around more than during the week, I just don't get in the steps. In trying to work with my natural rhythms I decided to start counting steps on Monday. That way I don't feel like I'm already trying to catch up first thing on Monday. Instead on Sundays, I think that I only have to get a few steps to meet my goal. It is a good feeling.
Yesterday for instance, I only needed just under 4000 steps to get in 60,000 for the week. No problem. That is, no problem until the day actually happened! Without going in to a bunch of boring detail, I found myself in situations where I sat more than moved. I was fine in those situations. They were just unexpected. So at about 8:30 last night I noticed that I needed about 250 steps to reach my goal for the week.
Since I was so close, I could not let a measly 250 steps come between me and my goal. I had changed purses over the weekend and had three pens that I needed to put away. Pens migrate to my purse and periodically, I have to take them back home to the kitchen. The pens were in the bedroom and they needed to go to the kitchen, so I took them one at a time!! 65MD knew what I was doing and laughed along with me as I made multiple trips to the kitchen with the pens. I'm laughing at myself still as I type this.
But I not only did I get to my goal for the week, I exceeded it and had fun doing it. I'm looking forward to meeting my goal again this week.
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