There is a new walking program at work and I've signed up to be a team captain. I signed up for purely selfish reasons - if I'm in charge, I just might participate more. The overall goal of the program is to walk from St. Louis to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cincinnati over 100 days. Well, not actually walk there, but walk the equivalent distance. The daily goal is 10,000 steps - about 5 miles.
I walk in place when I'm brushing my teeth or waiting for the microwave to ding. My dog is getting more walks than she ever knew she wanted. I've even been escaping from the office now and then to walk to the park.
So far, so good. For the last couple of weeks, I've averaged 10,000 steps per day. And I intend to keep it up through January 6th. By then, I'm hoping that the walking habit will be deeply ingrained and I'll continue to walk on through January and February. I'll make like an Energizer Bunny and keep going, and going, and going....
I've been using AskMeEvery to remind me to record my steps and to graph my progress. It's a handy little tool that utilizes text messaging.
I already have my 10,000+ steps in for today, so I can relax for the rest of the evening. And I should probably get a band-aid on this blister.