Friday, June 27, 2014

10,000 Steps

For my birthday this year Jim presented me with a Fitbit Flex that tracks how many steps you walk in a day.
 He now knows that anything that has to do with fitness or is techy is not meant to be a present for any occasion for me ... ever.... again.
  He did at least get the purple one. 
The Fitbit tracks how many steps you take each day and  a good goal is to walk 10,000 steps which equals roughly 5 miles.
I have now become fixated about getting 10,000 steps in my day.
In the mornings I have been doing my normal walk which is just under 3 miles.
And then the rest of my day begins which consists of  driving to sales appointments, sewing or knitting.  There is NOT a lot of steps involved in those activities so I've had to find other avenues for walking.
That means Jake and Millie are now going for walks in the evening to round out my steps. 
 We have the long route for very sedentary knitting and sewing days and the shorter 3/4 mile for slightly more active days.
Millie is loving these walks and is always out front.  Our backyard has no grass and she just loves running through the front yard grass.

Old man Jake is always trailing but he so loves to go and I don't have the heart to leave him at home.

And of course our poop bags match our leash and fingernail polish.
Next month we might be aiming for 15,000 steps - saints preserve us.


  1. I was reading on someone else's blog about those things. She really likes hers too. It is GOOD to be color coordinated ! :-) I have been using my little iPod touch which has a pedometer and distance, time, and calorie calculator in it. It does make you feel a little obsessive and geeky to watch the steps and miles add up! Have fun with it!


  2. Color coordination is the key to a perfect life. :)