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Regrets, I've Had a Few (But Not Today)

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

"Because the only workout you ever regret is the one you skip."

That quote above is from SP Coach today and it is true. Today was a blustery, wintery day (haven't they all been lately?). But it was sunny. My goodness I get so excited when it is sunny out. I can't hardly wait to lace up my hikers and walk home. Today, being a particularly nasty day weather-wise my co-workers were just agog that I was going to still walk home. But I did not waiver and I completed my 4 miles in just slightly over my usual time. I feel fantastic, like I could walk more. Rejuvenated. And I am so happy that I did not skip my workout because, yes, I would have regretted it.

After walking for so long now I find that I have a particular need for it. I feel antsy when trapped inside. I can walk in the basement. I can walk while doing my dishes. I do steps while the TV is on in the livingroom (unless DD is studying, then I get in trouble). Yup, a person can walk anywhere, or no where in particular.

My friend, TaiChiDancer recently got 75,000 steps in a single day. Holy toledo what a feat. I am in awe. That is a lot of steps. The most I ever got was 30,000 and that happened last summer. But I think it is a fantastic thing he did. He set a goal and accomplished it. He did not skip his workout. There are so many people here that inspire me to keep doing what I do. To try harder. Accomplish more. Without PoeDaughter I never would have made it to 20,000 steps that first time. Thank you.

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NEWTINK 2/9/2014 5:35PM


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JAZZYMOM53 2/7/2014 10:40AM

    You are really inspiring me to keep going. I hit 15K this week (one day only) day I will be like you....Keep going!!! emoticon

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ISLENAA 2/7/2014 7:10AM

  i used to belong to another website strictly for steppers and i was always amazed at the steps they got in but the 75,000 steps your friend got in is beyond my grasp, let alone imagination. keep up the good work...and keep walking! emoticon

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ALIIDA 2/6/2014 3:15AM

    Wow! It's great that you can't stop walking. You're an inspiration to me at least, definitely! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BETHICANFLY 2/5/2014 8:50PM

    You need to go share that in the Casual Traveler's mantra thread! A great quote to memorize and repeat to ourselves. And I'm amazed at your 20K steps. I can't even begin to imagine how one person would get 75K. Holy cow!!


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MICKEYH 2/5/2014 7:39PM

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    You are doing fantastic and I'm proud of YOU.

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GRACEOMALLEY 2/5/2014 4:40PM

    Good for you!! I know what you mean about how these activities get to be so much a part of your normal day that you feel strange if you try NOT to do them. Keep up the good work!

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IS1GAR 2/5/2014 4:37PM


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WIZKEY 2/5/2014 3:56PM

    Thank you for the reminder!! I started another streak yesterday and I will use your reminder to keep me going!!

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UMBILICAL 2/5/2014 3:41PM

  Recovery it vital

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