Thursday, March 06, 2008
Subtitled: I can't slow down
I'm supposed to walk less. I have not gone out for my long afternoon walks since I saw my orthopedist. I have not done my very long Saturday walks in three weeks. I am only walking around the house, around school, doing errands, then back home and walking around doing stuff at home. I make a point of sitting and icing my foot each afternoon and evening.
You all can picture this person being as sedentary as she can?
Then would someone PLEASE explain to me why every day I'm logging 6000-8000+ steps on the pedometer???? Today, all I have done is my morning shower/dress/pack lunch; drive to coffee cart, walk over, get coffee; drive to school, walk to room, take garbage out to dumpster, get paint from car, walk back to room; walk upstairs and sign in, walk back to room; teach ONE class, then shoo students off to testing; clean up room; sit at computer. HOW do I get 3280 steps doing that????? That is a mile and a half!!!!! I am walking 3 to 4 miles daily, WITHOUT deliberately going out and walking distance.
My cardio is reduced to walking up to the office, walking to a few teachers' rooms to discuss school improvement plan stuff, walking back to my room. I am very carefully doing as little as I can.
Yet I log 3 to 4 miles a day.
I don't know if I was always like this, or if this is a Spark phenomenon. It doesn't seem as if I'm being more active than I was pre-Spark, because I'm trying to rest the foot.
But 3 to 4 miles on a SLOW day hardly seems like rest.
On the other hand, it IS half of my previous workout days of 6 to 8 miles a day, so I guess it's a slowdown.
Stupid foot better be happy with that.