I know...you guys have been waiting all day for my updates...First off, I apologize, I was too crazed at work and spent my free time walking instead of blogging.
So, by 10 am I thought I was off to a good start - already up to 2,500 steps or so. Unfortunately, I got stuck on a conference call for two hours so by noon I was only up to 3,000 steps. Seemed pretty pathetic since by that point I had walked up to the fourth floor using the stairs already three times and down two times in addition to the walk in the building since I parked in the back of the lot. Yikes...
So, I also decided today would be a good day to jump back into running - figured that would help my stress level and get my step count up right? So according to MapMyRun.com my trail was about 1.2 miles - the one I normally run/walk. I pushed myself harder than normal and as I got towards the end I checked the pedometer...big yikes...not even up to 6,000 steps...So I decided to do a longer loop and walked most of the way and ran a tiny bit more. By the time I went in I was up to 8,000 steps.
Went up and down the stairs two more times - had to get water. :) Gotta keep up that hydration.
By the time I left work I was up to 9,600! Yay!
Get home, run down to the garden with G to pick some veggies - gotta keep eating healthy right? Run around with her a while.
Just now sat down to blog and update...
Not only did I finally meet my goal of 10,000, I actually achieved my stretch goal of 11,000. And I'm pooped.
I think I pushed myself too far though...I'm in quite a bit of pain. My knees and ankles hurt.
It was quite challenging to get to 10,000. I'm really surprised how much work it was. If I don't run, I figure it will take quite a bit of effort, we'll see though. Hopefully I'll be able to keep it up.
Ironically, with the extra running and hydration today, I found myself craving veggies...green, yellow, red. So I added cauliflower, broccoli, and yellow squash to my dinner tonight. Then I was still craving red so I made a small dish with red sauce. So I definitely got my veggies in between that and lunch.
Fruit is a bit lacking though...so I'm going to go have a small bowl of ice cream for dairy and some strawberries and walnuts. Mmmm, mmm good.
Until next time,