Sunday, August 11, 2013
Today I took on a challenge to walk 30,000 steps started by Shelli - MOSTMOM1. I was wondering early on if I was going to make it or not. My husband is going to go hunting in Colorado in October and hasn't been to the shooting range for a while so I thought I would help motivate him to get out there. I told him I would go with him. I was up early this morning, and figured I could get in a short walk before he was ready to leave. He got up and was ready to go at about 9:30. I should have gone out for a couple of miles, but wanted to make sure I was here when he was ready, so I didn't go out. We headed to the range and he taught me how to shot his Henry .22. I got my first 3,500 steps in walking back and forth to the target to see how I was doing.
We got home at about 1:30 and decided to go out for lunch. After lunch, we were back home by 3pm. I debated whether I had enough time to get in the number of steps needed, but decided to give it a try. I needed to get some greeting cards, so I took a the long way to the Hallmark store. It's only about 3/4 of a mile from my house, but I walked the long way through the neighborhood, up and down all the streets. When I reached 5 miles I headed toward the store. By the time I got there, I had walked 6 miles. I picked up 3 cards and took the long way home. I walked 3.2 miles to get home. At this point I had a little over 20,000 steps on the Fitbit. It was 5:45, so I had dinner. I then wrote some checks for DMV registration and headed to the post office. This is normally less than 1 mile one way. I walked through a different part of the neighborhood and reached the post office after walking another 3 miles. I then headed toward home. I was at about 28,000 steps as I got close to the house, so I knew I needed another mile. I walked around the local school (.5 miles) and then around a couple of blocks. When I was within 500 steps of the goal, I headed home. I finally hit the 30,000 goal at about 7:45 pm! Total steps were 30,248, which was just under 17 miles
Will I do this again - probably, but next time will break it up a bit better than this time!