Well, home again, home again jiggedy jig! This little piggie has gotten up TWO DAYS in a row and taken a brisk walk around the neighborhood. And to what do I owe this sudden and uncharacteristic surge of energy? Well! My friend Beechley sent me her spare Pedometer! You know, one of those step-counter things that you clip to your waist and it measures how many strides you take in a day. In order to be healthy and not dead, a person should get in about 10,000 steps a day.
The first day I wore it, I got up to almost 200 steps! That's Right! A real mover and shaker, here! To be fair, I spent that day at the computer playing catch-up so it was lower than normal. But normal for me is going to be around 2000 steps a day. Who has time to walk 10,000 strides each day?
I've taken the stairs 3 time each way for the laundry. I've walked to the corner mailbox twice. I've traipsed through the apartment at full tilt closing windows, opening air conditioners, doing dishes and making the bed. AND!!! I walked the early morning neighborhood in a brisk manner, stopping only to pet my favorite Giant Poodle Dog that is also 'walked' about the same time of day. It is now 8:46 in the am and I have logged an impressive 2452 strides. Maybe I'll even break 5000 today. Nahh! Just kidding! I don't want to sabatoge myself by being too enthusiastic. Exercise and I, gentle readers, do NOT get along.
Here is a picture, slightly blurry but you should be used to that by now, of the cards I made with the Tehachapi Chicks.