Virtual Journey Day 2
Friday, March 17, 2017
Okay, so I didn't meet my 4,500 steps yesterday. I petered out at 2,397. I'm trying not to beat myself up out how abysmally low that is. I also realized that I grossly underestimated the total number of steps it would take me to do this journey (18,000) because of my Fitbit.
But today is a new day! And I'd hit 1,900 steps by 10AM which is AWESOME. I'm going to work harder to "journey" in short bursts of a few hundred steps or so at a time... and if I need to add a day or days to my journey, so be it. The point is that I'm walking. I haven't walked without crutches since December... and I haven't walked relatively pain-free in over 2 years. This is really the dawn of a new era.
So, as of this moment I'm only 1.68 miles into my 13.4 mile journey. My goal is to try to get as close to 25% of the way "there" by the end of today as I can. That would be 3.35 miles, or exactly double what I've done yesterday and this morning combined. I may not make it but I'll try!!!!
I've also used my Fitbit's step:mile calculation to adjust how many total steps I will need to take to hit 13.4 miles. My fitbit estimates that it takes me 2575 steps per mile, so it should take me roughly 34,505 steps to make my "round-trip". That means at 5,000-6,000 steps per day, it would take me 6.2 days. Since this is my first virtual journey since I've been back on my feet, I'm just going to push myself everyday to do more steps than the day before -- even if it's only 100 more. Every extra step is a step in the right direction.
Healing is slow and I'm impatient. But I've waited years to have both legs back working correctly... and the last thing I would want to do is set myself back!
Patience and consistency. That's what it takes to progress.