Thursday, April 16, 2009
So I'm walking down the hall about midway through my day here at work and coming my direction is one of my co-workers. As we pass in the hallway and greet each other she says to me "you're just too happy". I laughed, then made a sad face and wiped at my eyes as if crying and said "here, is this better"? As I sat back down in my office I thought to myself how can you be too happy? Is it wrong to have a grin on your face? Is it wrong to enjoy what you do for a living? I heard Madden retired today and I thought to myself a couple of things. The first was that I hope I'm not working until I'm 73. The second thought was hey, wait a minute... if I'm happy doing what I'm doing, what's wrong with working until I'm 73? Now I read a study about the smile in your high school yearbook picture and the divorce rate. So with all these reasons to smile I can think of one more... it makes people wonder what you're up to!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
So I start off here on Day three chained to my desk and weighed down with meetings but I'm not going to let that get me down. I am sure I won't take anywhere close to the numbers I put on my pedometer the last two days, but that isn't the point of all this ... right? So I took some breaks, that I normally wouldn't have taken, and I've decided to take a walk when I get home today... because I'm missing out on the run that we were supposed to do as a group this evening by working late... and I'm facing the facts that some days the steps are going to be hard to come by and I've got to fit them in where I can. It's good to know that instead of giving in and just not walking, I've made the decision to get them however they come, even if it's in teeny tiny increments.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
So we start off on Day one with some pedometers that weren't functioning properly... I think we ended up having to replace 4 of the original 5 and then one of the replacement ones... so I'm sure we lost some steps there along the way ~shrug~ oh well. We got those straight and got walking.
I knew with my hair appointment today that I was going to be struggling to get some distance in, so I headed out yesterday after work with a number set in my head. Big mistake! By the time I hit my number and made it home and fixed dinner, then cleaned up, it was just about time for me to hit the sheets. Let me tell you my calves know it this morning. Next time I'm not setting a number, or if I do, when I get just under it, I'm slowing down to a nice cool down pace and ensuring I have time to fit some stretches in. Oh, and I WILL fit in time to do some calf stretches today!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Day one and my team is off to a rough start. One team member didn't pick up her pedometer yet, so she'll be at zero steps until almost midnight tomorrow! The second team member picked hers up on the weekend, then promptly washed and dried it. The remaining three of us have all had our pedometers reset spontaneously on us, so we've taken to wearing back ups and writing down the steps every hour, so that if it does blank out, at least we've only lost an hour. I sure hope day two gets here soon!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Monday is the start of a challenge at work. Each department has a group of 5 people on a team. Each team records the distance they walk (run, treadmill, whatever) and turn it in each week. At the end of the 12 weeks, we'll see which team went the furthest... It's going to be hard for me to not push myself and my team every day. It's important to remember it's not the competition it's the fact that more people are getting out and moving. I'll try to keep this updated on my groups progress, but I'm not sure that we'll get weekly updates of how we are doing.
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