Along the path in Spain, 2006
One of the people I spent New Year's Eve with is my friend Elana. She is bright, funny, a great host and a loyal member of our bible study group. I admire her for all of this, but I have come to admire her for one more accomplishment. In the last year she has lost over eighty pounds. She has eaten wisely and exercised much.
One of the things that we spoke about on New Year's Eve was the fact that she has walked over 4,000,000 steps this year, which is the equivalent of 1,800 miles. I was awed, impressed and motivated by that number. So motivated that I wore a pedometer on January 1. It was one I happened to have. I've used pedometers before so I am accustomed to how many steps should be registered. I did some walking and was expecting to see around 2000 steps. I only saw 867. Yesterday I didn't do too much, but my pedometer only registered another 770 steps.
Today I bought a new pedometer. My number for the first three days is 2000+ steps. Not great -- and not accurate -- but it's a start. I don't have a number in mind, just the desire to exercise more. Anyone want to join me in counting our steps and seeing how far we can go?