So a friend loaned me a pedometer and I’ve been trying to count my steps, since Gaylen challenged me to 10,000 steps a day. Well, do you know how many miles that is? I won’t bore you with the long drawn out calculation my Quality Assurance mathy-techie friend gave me, but it is approximately five miles a day. Good grief, Charlie Brown!
From my front door to the bus stop is six-tenths of a mile, plus a block. It’s then about five or six city blocks from the bus stop to work in the morning, and three city blocks in the evening. All totalled, I’m at about 2900 steps in the morning, and about 2100 in the afternoon – 5,000!
Geez, I don’t know how I can do 10,000 a day. How can I double that? I really don’t know, seeing as I’m absolutely exhausted in the evenings. Yesterday I was up at 5, left at 6:15 for the bus, and didn’t get home until 7:15 pm. Dinner was ready (thanks to my lovely daughter) so I ate, sat and watched TV for maybe 30 minutes and fell asleep. I was in bed by 8:30.
So here’s the deal. (By the way, in all fairness to Gaylen, she told me on the phone that she didn’t want me stressing out about this and getting to 10,000 if it made me cry or hurt.) Until the doctors figure out the edema stuff, I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing – 5,000 a day, and then add in a nice five mile walk on the weekends to the espresso stand and back (maybe even both weekend days). It’s helping as my new pants are somewhat looser around my hips – but I don’t see any difference at all so far in my edema situation. I’m determined to either prove them right or wrong. Know what I mean?
So, I’ll keep trudging the road of happy destiny. 🙂