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Should I take a nap or.............

Thursday, September 13, 2012

It's 3:00pm in the afternoon, Its 104* and the students are having PE. in the gym. I have 30 minutes before they load the bus and I am thinking a nap would be really nice. I could turn on the air and drift off to that land of day dreams and make believe.

No No no! My pedometer only has 7268 steps and I WANT 10000 today. I set the breaks and remove the keys. I started walking the black top around the 20 or more basketball courts. 1 lap was equal to 3 minutes. That was nothing let's do it again! Lap 2 and lap 3 were 3 minutes each as well. I only planned on 10 minutes as it was really hot. I managed the 4th lap and looked at my pedometer. 14 minutes equaled over 1200 steps. I could feel sweat rolling down my back and my shins were barking. BUT i made it.

No Need for a nap I am wide awake now. I finished my bus route and come home to prepare dinner and finish a few chores . I just took out my pedometer and was happy to see my results.

I am pushing myself for the next 3 days to meet or go over today's steps! I can do this!
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  • MIZINA730
    Wow, it takes dedication to walk in that kind of weather.
    2014 days ago
    I have trouble getting in 5000 steps. Alas I have to walk more. Fall is in the air here in Oregon. Soon we won't be able to walk outside for the cold. emoticon
    2017 days ago
    I don't have quite 6,000 yet and you just motivated me to go for 10,000 today. If you can make the extra in 104 degree I can do it.

    You're one awesome lady. Congrats on hitting your goal.

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    2017 days ago
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