I think I have been bitten by the Fitbit. In a couple of weeks’ time I have gone from being a fairly sedentary (as in “sitting happily for hours at my computer”) person to being one who looks for reasons to take steps!
Yesterday at Daddy’s I got up and took a walk all around our Valley Gardens neighborhood, and then I did it again at dusk. I enjoyed observing the homes first thing in the morning, as well as watching them get ready for bed. I encountered no yapping dogs, nor no loose ones, but did meet two pair out walking with their owners. It has been years since I have walked that neighborhood, but I felt so comfortable and at ease. It still definitely feels like home.
Today I was up and on the road early, as my rental car was due by 1:30 p.m. I didn’t walk before leaving Arroyo Grande, but took at break at the rest stop east of Paso Robles and walked the perimeter of the property. And although I took a walk once things cooled off here in Visalia, I was still short of my 10,000 step goal. I guess three hours behind the wheel took up too much stepping time!
I am amazed by how much easier it is for me to move, and how effortless walking throughout the neighborhood has become. And the only one I am competing with is myself. I love watching the steps rack up, and find it easier and easier to push myself to walk farther.
Will I reach that elusive 10,000 steps tomorrow? If I walk in the morning and work tomorrow night, I should at least come VERY close. We shall see!