Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day 30

I haven't calibrated the pedometer for distance yet, so I've been tracking steps. Average stay-around-the-house days are about 3,300; days when I run errands are between 5,000 and 6,000 steps. (And I typed "words" first instead of "steps." Talk about dreaming!)

I was going to set a goal for myself for December of 6,000 steps a day -- a bit more than my max, but doable, without too much stress, and because I do have so many stay at home days, a definite net increase in activity. My bout with bronchitis is making that take a back seat -- I might aim to start around December 15, but we'll see how I'm feeling.

Sometime this week, I'll total active vs. passive days and post my best guess for mileage so far.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 17

I'm at 32 miles for the month. I'm pretty sure I have more than that but I forgot to write down a couple of days. Oh well.

I looked at options for making a trail map for us, but haven't had time to work on it yet. Maybe after NaNo.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Day 7 -- how are we doing?

I'm at 16.2 miles for the first week. How's everybody else?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

different way to count?

I had an idea the other day.

One of the problems we ran into with the AT is that we all have significantly different paces, from at least two people who had to really work to get a mile, to people knocking off 6 or 7 miles a day easily. So I was wondering whether it would work better to total everybody's mileage and move ourselves along the trail at a collective pace? We'd still keep track of our individual miles however we wanted to, but the group would all stay together.

What do you think?

Day 4, and I hope others are off to a better start

Day 1 was spent between my sewing machine and my computer -- and no matter how much I use my foot pedal for sewing, I don't think that counts for walking. Distance: 0

Day 2, I dug out my pedometer and clipped it to my waistband. Despite the fact that I made a trip to the store, at the end of the day, it said I'd only done about 150 steps -- which is equal to 5 trips up and down our staircase. Hmm. Distance: 0.5 mile

Day 3, I tried the pedometer on a different pair of pants -- and lost it. No clue where it got to. Had to do a couple of errands, so I know I got off my duff, anyway. Distance: 0.25 mile

Day 4, still no idea where the pedometer is. Walking limited to up and down the stairs and out to the mailbox. Got a decent word count, though. Distance: 0

I have to go to the store tomorrow anyway. Maybe I'll see whether they have pedometers.

How's everyone else doing?