I've started a new project. This surprises no one, I'm sure. :P
But this one's a little different. No reading involved. No crafting involved. Instead this one has to do with walking. People familiar with fibromyalgia know that exercise intolerance is generally one facet of it. And yet low-impact aerobic exercise is one of the best things one can do to help in managing fibro. Gotta love those damn catch-22s, huh? :/
Anyway, I've gotten pretty good at putting in my 30 minutes each morning. Mostly using the Wii Fit Plus, doing the stepping and running activities. I hate it, but I do it.
But to make things a little more fun, I just ordered myself a new, hopefully more accurate, pedometer. I generally have a 5-6 hour window of time from late morning through mid-afternoon where I'm feeling as close to normal as I come. And during that window, I'd like to challenge myself to add as many extra little bouts of walking as I can. Now I'm not trying to kid myself--I know that this window of time is when I have to focus on getting the things done that *must* be done on any day. (Not to mention that there are definitely stretches of time when that damn window just doesn't open at all.) So how many extra steps I can add to my day will likely vary widely.
Okay though--the fun part! To keep myself motivated, I've turned it into a little self-amusing game. (Yes, I am quite easily amused, and frankly, I'm grateful for that.) I'm pretending that I'm walking to meet various friends and family. Now I realize I'm inviting myself over to many people's home whom I'm never even met in person--but I'm hoping I picked friends who will gladly let me virtually use their bathroom and give me a nice tall glass of ice water before kicking me out the door and on my way to the next person on my list. And hey, if anyone else would like to invite me by, I promise not to overstay my welcome. ;)
I tried to plot my route in a fashion that made sense, but then I've never really been known for my sense of direction. And I've no idea just how accurate the mileage is between points--just did the best I could using the internet. (If you'd like to see my route, you can click on that link or on the tab above titled "I'm walking") Lu, I hope you don't mind, but I'm heading your way first...not sure how long it will take, but hopefully I'll see you sometime in early fall. :)