Sunday, April 20, 2008

break it down

this post is written expressly for mary kay :)

1. walking to school and back with ethan in the morning is about 2000 steps or 1 mile total.

2. treadmill in the morning, usually 3 to 3.5 miles, about 6000 to 7000 steps.

3. walking back to school to volunteer, 1000 steps. i got a ride home because i was late for a meeting and my friend called me on my cell phone to see if i needed a ride. so i didn't get the whole mile.

4. walking back to school to pick ethan up from school and then back. another 2000 steps.

5. miscellaneous steps throughout the day.

if i don't treadmill and walk to school and back at least once, i don't get the required steps in a day. that's kind of depressing, but at least now i know.

ethan and i have walked to school and back every day this month. even in the snow, wind, and rain. we'd be good post people. we did miss one morning and one afternoon, on different days, so we can still say every day :)

12 comments:

Mary Kay said...

Good to know, good to know... I am afraid to put on a pedometer to find out the bad news. No schools close enough to walk to, and the store's not big enough to do laps.

Vivian said...

Interestingly enough, I am reading this immediately after getting off my treadmill! :) I doubt I am hitting 10,000, though, although maybe the three hundred times I go up and down the stairs in my house every day adds more than I think it does.

Heather said...

:-)

Tara Whalen said...

I'm tired just reading about it.

dorky said...

my machine counts calories - I walked off 198 calories yesterday afternoon. that doesn't seem like much, huh. idilqx,

Kendra said...

I bought a pedometer today! : )

Houston said...

hmmm.... I think maybe we should walk to school more often, it's a mile round trip for us too. Going to dig out the pedometer now!

Celeste said...

i think i ought to get a pedometer.
there is no way i could get in that many steps though
unless i walked to work
which would take me three hours
ugh.

Rachel Carlson said...

i'm SO proud of you em!

Amanda said...

I am seriously impressed! I wish I could go on decent walks with my boys...too bad the youngest refuses to ride and walks slower than a snail, LOL! Nah...no good excuse. I'll try to do better, though. Because you inspire me. :)

amy said...

i need to put on a ped..would be interesting to see how many steps come and go... :) where in CO are you? thanks for stopping by!

Kelly Todd said...

Good for you Em!