Monday, September 24, 2007

Did you make your goal?

I am harassment officer of the week. Let us know how you are doing with your goals! I must admit I only started on Friday (after loosing the 1st pedometer, vacation, being sick, etc.). But now I am measuring various walks with the dogs, and see how easy it is to walk 2000 steps on one our short walks. I seem to walk about 7000 steps a day without much effort, so a longer dog walk is an easy way to bump up to the 10,000 goal.

Update - I just read the older posts, and think my pedometer's overestimating the steps, so I moved it and will redo the dog walk tonight.

9 comments:

Sparkling Squirrel said...

I still feel like the least scientific because I put on my pedometer one day, walked 10 steps, it measured 10, and I haven't thought a thing about it since. It may be inaccurate as far as actual steps, but I'm pretty darn sure that days I walk more it measures more.

I made my 77,000 goal again this week, and, because I knew SS would be asking, did a bunch of crunches last night. This week two bunches of crunches 'cause I'm afraid of Jenny.

Sally's sister said...

I did the same thing - it measures 10 steps really well! But then people were talking about how 7,000 a day was a big deal, so I thought I'd better retest with long walks. Guess what they were giving out at the insurance place - pedometers! They looked like the cheap kind that I already lost. I got the Club Sport that Lisa recommended and like it. Safety leash saved the day already.

Sparkling Squirrel said...

On days when I walk to school and teach, 10,000 is not particularly a big deal (Mondays when I teach 9 to 9 and have 2 labs, I can have way more-- today 14,455 without walking home), however, on weekends (no walk to work, no walk around campus, no walking a dog) I have to actively do something to be over 7,000. If I didn't walk to work, it would be a big deal.

Cathy said...

I may have no idea how many steps I am taking, but I did get up at 5:45 this morning and took a solo run in the dark....up and down the streets of downtown lawrence. The lightning show was an extra treat. Surely I took lots of steps in the process.

Sparkling Squirrel said...

Go Cathy! Of course steps are not the ultimate goal-- getting out and moving is. I'm very impressed by early morning solo running. Keep it up.

Tucson Trekker said...

My brother visited last week and we did a lot of hiking, so I had over 100,000 steps for the week. I still haven't settled on a weekly goal, but I made my daily goal every day except Monday.

Cathy said...

So this early morning running thing....If one more student comes in and says "you look tired," I think I'll make them do pushups. Or run laps around Haworth. Spread the love, right?

Sparkling Squirrel said...

Great idea Cathy! On Monday I was told by one fellow faculty member "You look like you teach 9 am to 9 pm today" and heard that another thinks that teaching entomology is easy (why he can complain about teaching 3 lab classes and I shouldn't complain about teaching 5), I wanted to pummel both, but making them do laps would have been so much more productive.

Molly said...

I fell off the bandwagon while working at the AMNH on Monday and Tuesday, but last week while at my grandmas I ran every morning. Otherwise I've been busy hauling around boxes of moving stuff for gram and for Natapot, who recently moved here to DC... And will likely do so again this Sunday when grandma officially moves into her new apartment here in Arlington! I can't wait! We are going to start a weekly date of reading to each other and we're going to start with the Ms. Polifax mystery books that she used to read to me and Joli when we were kids.