I’m in a pedometer challenge, and there’s money in it for the winner. I thought I’d have it IN THE BAG! But some of the participants are giving me a run for my money…. literally! I walk a lot in general. Irving and I think nothing of walking a mile to the grocery store and back. I’m a very active person…. but even the recommended 10,000 steps a day is not enough to win this challenge. So I started stepping it up. I’m walking to and from work now. And walking as much as I possibly can whenever there is time. Since I’m not really running any more, walking has stepped in to fill the void, and I’m in love!
I set my alarm this morning and drove to my favorite park. My goal for the day: walk 10 miles. I wasn’t walking for time or speed. I was solely walking for exercise, milage… and steps!
Miles 1-5 were spent listening to “This American Life” on NPR. I caved and bought the TAL app for my phone and I LOVE it! I can’t get enough of that show. If you haven’t heard it before, log on and listen to some. The stories are so well told, and they totally pull you in.
Miles 5-7 were spent talking on the phone to my mom and sister…. and checking twitter!
And the final 3 miles were spent listening to Pandora. Oh, I love Pandora too!
In the end, my 10 miles took me almost three hours. I knew I’d be bored if I didn’t have entertainment to keep me busy. I had my water bottle, garmin, phone, android and pedometer! I was connected today!
My android phone was fully charged at 7:30 this morning, and by 10:45 when I finished, it was completely dead. Why haven’t they figured out how to have a long battery life on those phones? So annoying.
So 10 miles translated to about 21,000 steps! I hope that brings me closer to the top of the list in the challenge!
Of course, when I came home, I was starving!!! Good thing I had a stack of pancakes from yesterday to dig into!
What a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning. I totally want to do that when my knee gets better!
Wowzers…10 miles is a long walk. Awesome that you did it! I think I might have gotten a bit bored.
You are inspiring! But I have to admit the first thing I noticed in the one picture were your beautiful(shiny) rings!
That’s a really long walk!! It’s easier with a friend!
I love the shoes…especially since I have the same ones!!! I would love to do a walking challenge like this. I wish I could run more but recently walking has been the best!