1. I bought a pedometer.
They say (who are they?) that you’re supposed to take 10,000 steps a day. I didn’t think that sounded like a big deal at first, but hot damn, that is a lot of steps. I average about 2,500 steps a day just walking around work and the house (no exercise). I’ve been wearing this thing for a week and I’ve gotten over 10k once – the day I ran five freakin’ miles. Even the days I ran three miles, I didn’t get 10k. WTF? Ten thousand steps is approximately six miles. Who walks that much on a normal basis? I really need to get out of my desk job.
Usually I don’t put the pedometer on until I leave the house in the morning to allow for a margin of error, but that’s not more than a few hundred steps that I’m not counting. So now, I feel like a lazy piece of poo because of a $20 piece of plastic. Now I’m obsessed with taking more steps. Instead of standing in front of the microwave while I heat up my lunch, I walk in circles around the kitchen at work like an idiot. Or I’ll walk to the bathroom even though I don’t have to go. You will not win, pedometer!
Now, I just need to figure out a way to wear it so I don’t look like a 1990’s drug dealer.
2. It’s time to make a goal.
I’m going to Texas for three weeks, which means three weeks without Crossfit. *sniff* I’ll still do Crossfit-type workouts in the hotel room but I’m limited to what exercises I can do. Plus, my motivation to work out in a small room is non-existent when I can can lay on the bed and practice eating cookies instead.
So I thought I would make a running goal. I’m going to run at least one mile every day. Or I should say, most days because every day sounds hard. I guess running that much is a goal in itself, but I also want to see how fast I can get that one mile. I’ll start with a baseline (which will probably be around a 9 minute mile) and see what I can work up to. It would be cool if I could do a full mile somewhere in the seven minute range but that sounds fast and hard. And that’s what she said.
3. Reason #1 I will never be able to eat oats in a jar.
4. If you like me on Facebook or follow me on the Twitter, you may have seen me gush about this already but I just have to say it here too: the Color Me Rad race is awesome. All their race photos sell for $4.00 or less. I wish more races would take note.
Of course, I had to support them with those prices.
5. Get these. Eat them. Immediately.
6. I plastered this one all over FB and Twitter too, but I just can’t help but share the adorable again.
I’m gonna miss that girl.
Have a good weekend and I’ll talk to you again from Texas.