So, wearing the pedometer has been interesting. I've learned a few things.
- I walk more than I realized
- The number of steps I take varies greatly from day to day
- I become very lazy when Husband is out of town
In the 7 days that I've worn the pedometer, the number of steps logged varied from 5099 to 16,619 with most days just over 7000. The high day was a day that I ran, so no surprise there. The low day was the day Husband left to go out of town; I should have gone for a run, instead I just sat on the couch feeling sorry for myself. The real surprise for me is that most days seem to be just over 7000 (7100-7400). I would have guessed it to be lower, maybe closer to the low day. My overall average ended up being 9170, that one day with a high number of steps really boosted the average. The challenge is to get to 10,000 steps by the end of the 9 weeks. I'm almost there already, which is good. But for me, I'm trying to get to 12,000 steps which means that I need to add in some running on a more consistent basis.
|Similar color & consistency of my smoothies
A few weeks ago, I was organizing our pantry in the garage and realized that Husband had built up a stockpile of a couple dozen containers of protein powder. So I started making myself fruit/protein smoothies. My favorite so far is a blend of frozen fruit from Walmart (peaches, mango, pineapple, & strawberry) plus some frozen banana slices plus a scoop and a half of vanilla protein powder, and some water. It's yummy! I've decided to buy Daughter a blender and give her some protein powder so she can make some of these as well.
My race/event calendar is currently empty. Eek. That's not a good place for me to be. I'm trying to talk a friend into running a 5K with me in a few weeks. Husband & I are also looking at a metric century in a month. I guess I better get busy and start riding my bike a little more, huh?