The HR department at work started a walking challenge to walk 150 miles in 50 days. You got a free pedometer when you joined and everyone who completes the challenge gets entered in a drawing to win a trip to New Orleans.
As part of my New Year's resolution I resolved to walk at least 30 minutes a day - every day - to combat the seasonal affected disorder I get every winter.
Well, once I started wearing a pedometer every day I found out that that 30 minutes walk, coupled with the paltry walking I do at work between my desk and lab, amounted to barely 6,000 steps - about 3 miles.
So new resolution. 10,000 steps a day minimum
. The last few days I've been getting the count above 12,000 - although I now have a blister on my little toe to show for it. I'm going to the mall tonight and see if I can find a pair of Sketchers that can be worn with a dress or suit - walking in my work shoes isn't going to cut it in the long run.
It's amazing how such a little thing as clipping on a pedometer when I get up can make such a big change in motivation. I'm thinking of getting one of those mile trackers to add below my signature and seeing if I can walk 1000 miles this year.