OK, coming clean. Obviously, I didn't just up and leave my husband and my 4 children for three months to climb mountains. Oh to have freedom like that. No, this is a virtual hike. Ain't technology grand? One of my friends rounded up a "team" of hikers together to do this thing in 3 months.
I've done a similar virtual hike before, but not with a "team" [of hikers]. The "team" adds just that ingredient I need to keep me going: competition. I will go to great lengths of achievement if there is competition involved. (And here's a little "Let's see whatcha got, Debbi" (my dear sister-in-law who's part of the "team").)
Problem is I haven't gotten a tremendous start. And, yes, I will attempt here to blame it on my pedometer. It's 8:28pm, and I have so far only logged 6482 steps. So here's my question. I walked at least a mile on the treadmill. I think there are 5280 feet in a mile, correct? I only advanced about 1500 steps after my trek on the treadmill. Am I stepping too large or what? Or is my reasoning just completely off? Anyone? (And, yes, don't worry...I will be sourcing my children OUT for
Speaking of my children, they have taken great pleasure in making fun of me today...as I walked laps around the edge of the pool, as I walked in place during dinner. Anyway, I do what I have to, and I look forward to logging what steps I can conjure up later on tonight and comparing my walking day to that of my "team"mates. Hopefully, they all had a lazy day.
If you need me, I'm putting the kids to bed so I can