Wednesday, September 12, 2007

How many steps do you take each day?

I had a lot on my mind yesterday, but it isn't noon yet and my brain feels fried. I have spent all morning looking at calendars and figuring out carpools. I think I need a little excitement this afternoon.

Yesterday while Shanna was at dance, Tyler and I took Kaci to the park. Sometimes the simple things bring the best smiles. We used to take Shanna when she was little all the time, just the three of us. Obviously with Kaci having a bigger sister, she doesn't get both parent's attention at the same time very often. We were all goofing off on the swings, laughing and having a great time. It was the best part of my day.

I got a pedometer for my birthday, and am taking part in a virtual walking trail challenge. I have to get at least 10,000 steps a day. Last night, I was pacing the bedroom to get my last few steps in. Some days, I get over 15,000 steps though when I take a good walk in the morning. I have been doing the challenge for 11 days, and already have over 130,000 steps! It is amazing how many steps you take just doing your normal routine. The website that I use shows your progress along a trail you choose. I am doing the Pacific Crest Trail, which is 2,650 miles from Mexico all the way up the California coast into Canada. It shows you pictures and fun facts of where you would be on the trail. I don't think I would enjoy camping on the road, but it would be fun to do a real walking challenge like this someday.

I just read the grossest thing on the news, a restaurant worker in New York was caught stomping on garlic cloves with his shoes on in an alley behind a Chinese buffet restaurant.This is the actual picture of him doing it. Someone saw him do it and snapped the picture! I like the response from the health department: "The health department does not consider a person's shoe or boot a proper instrument to use in food preparation, senior public health sanitarian John Stoughton said Tuesday." Really???? It makes you want to cook every night at home!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am so going to catch you!!!