As of last night I have 913 miles towards the goal of 1000. Counting today,I have 8 days to walk 87 miles. Don't think that's happening. My goal now is 16 more miles. That is manageable considering the various gatherings I have between now and the end of the year.
I had a bit of a panic last week about my year end mileage when I lost my pedometer briefly. On Thursday, I had a free and open day stretching before me. I had no appointments of any type. No where to be at any certain time. It was glorious. I needed to go by the bank, and post office and then finish shopping. I got that done in short order and came back home. We have some winter lettuce in the garden that I wanted for supper so I rushed out to gather that in the cold and wind. I came in and started doing some indoor chores and noticed at some point that my pedometer was not on my waistband.
The last time I knew that I had it for sure was when I dressed in the morning. It was well into the afternoon when I noticed it was missing. I knew I had a lot of steps because I'm good at taking the long way around at home and parking in the far slot at the store. I was bummed and began to think through a fair way of estimating my steps. I just knew my pedometer was in the store, or worse the store parking lot. But before total freak out set in, I retraced my steps in the house. Not there. I went outside into the cold & drizzle, knowing it would not be out there either. After all, wouldn't I have heard it when it fell, wherever it fell? There is a lot of noise in the store and parking lot so I could have missed the clatter as it fell. Much to my surprise, the pedometer was right at the edge of our little garden spot on a bed of leaves.
Apparently, the bending & twisting cutting the lettuce worked it loose. It fell on the leaves, so it did not make a loud noise as it would have if it had fallen off in the kitchen. I was quite relieved. It had been a couple of hours since I'd been outside, but I didn't miss the majority of my steps for the day. And, I was saved from having to buy another pedometer or trying to come up with a fair average steps for the rest of the year.
On another note entirely, my hip is much better but not where I want it to be as far as range of motion is concerned. I've got a regimen of exercises and stretches to do twice a day. They're not hard or time consuming. Since they are so 'easy' I often think I can do that later and later doesn't come more than I care to admit. It is simple enough to do this routine in the morning time when I had been doing P90X. I need to actually schedule an afternoon time. It will happen, I'm sure, once I get back into my new normal routine. For now, P90X will have to remain a goal for another time.
I probably won't be back except for maybe a quick hello before the first of the year. Family will begin gathering tomorrow and we'll be together until January 1. I will relish every second of it!
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