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Walking those Hills

Thursday, May 09, 2013

I keep forgetting to take my camera along to take pics of the hills I am walking by my house! I want to show everyone how steep they really are!

I woke up at 8 this morning, then decided to go back to bed until 9, which turned into 9:45. I got up and threw myself together to meet my Grandmother at 11. She met me at the mall. As a reward for hitting my goal weight, she bought me a new summer outfit. We actually had a very nice time. We went to Applebees for lunch. I chose their "Pick Two" lunch combo. I chose the Classic Turkey Sandwich and the Seasonal Spinach Berry Salad. It was a little more food than I was used to eating, and it was way high in calories from what I am used to eating. If I eat everything on Schedule tonight, I will have consumed over 1600 calories for the day! I can't remember when the last time I ate that much was! I usually don't eat over 1400. I am usually at 1300 or lower!! I realize I don't eat like that often, but still! That was a bit excessive! I keep telling myself that I am preparing for Saturday!

After I got home from shopping with her (I will post pics later - maybe tomorrow of my new outfit) I decided to lace up and hit those hills again. I still get a little burn in the legs, but not much. It took me a few extra mins today because there were baby geese in the pond. I had to stop and ohh and ahhh over them for a few on the way out and the way back. Honestly, how can you not? They are so darned cute!

According to Fitbit, my walk was the equivalent to walking 60 flights of stairs. According to Fitbit's site -

"Fitbit trackers that count floors use an altimeter to calculate how many floors you've climbed.

These trackers treat each floor to be around 10 feet, which is an average between residential and commercial floor heights.

If you climb a long staircase, you may find that the tracker's floor count doesn't match how many floors you've gone up because the floors in the building are taller than 10 feet. For example, if you climb 4 floors that are 13 feet tall (for a total gain of 52 feet), your tracker might tell you that you've gone 5 floors because it assumes that each floor is about 10 feet."

So... 60 flights would be 600 feet. I think that might be a good climb?

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    1811 days ago
    That is a awesome climb! Good Job!
    I love baby geese. They have the cutest beaks and beady baby eyes that try to look over them. They are seriously cute.
    Happy shopping with piccs! Heaven...
    Have a great day, Friend
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