Saturday, September 1, 2012

I'm walking...a quick update...

I said as August began that I was aiming for 100 miles this month. And I'm happy to say I made it. Yay me! I'm now 103.88 miles closer to Lu! Just 162.38 miles to go so if I continue at this rate, I'll make it to her door before the trick-or-treaters. :)

Wasn't sure I was going to make my goal...I had a five-day stretch, as well as a couple of scattered days, where the fibro felt the need to make life utterly miserable. Those days I only managed between 1 1/2 and 2 miles--and I'll admit I was proud of myself for clipping on the pedometer those days, let alone actually walking. But those overwhelming pain days really meant I had to walk extra on the manageable days.

Anyway, September has a day less, and things are going to be crazy around here getting every one of us back into the swing of school with our disparate schedules, and I know ahead of time that this will *not* be a good month for the fibro since I'm entering heavy canning season and I learned last year how truly horrible that is on my body...so I'm just going to stick with a goal of 100 miles for September as well.

5 comments:

Jean said...

So you only clip on the pedometer when you are doing a designated walk? Why not wear it all day? You probably walk more than you think just doing your daily whatevers. You may think it's not legit to count those miles as getting you closer to Lu's house, but wait! If you weren't doing whatever it is you put miles on doing (cleaning the house, chasing the dog, etc.), you could have been walking. So why not count those miles as well? Just a thought from someone who did buy a replacement pedometer and who wears it daily all daily unless I am otherwise exercising on my Nordic Track or a bike, elliptical, whatever at the gym. Happy September!

Debi said...

Jean,
No, I do clip it on when I get dressed in the morning. Or when I remember to anyway. My numbers would definitely be lower if I didn't. Heck, every load of laundry I hang up adds on a hundred plus steps. :P
And happy September to you, too!!!

Amanda said...

You're doing so great Debi!

Chris said...

Hooray for all of those steps you've taken!!!!! Now just don't overdo it :p A Debi in pain makes me very sad :(

Debi said...

Thanks, Amanda! :D

Don't you worry about me, Christopher!!! The walking can be a real bitch to get through sometimes, but it's really all for the cause of eliminating some of the pain. So yep, all good.