Hi, everyone, we have had some near-freezing temperatures overnight during the last week, then some lovely Indian summer. Work continues to be rather continuous but I was fortunate to be able to have two days off in a row, today and yesterday, so I feel somewhat restored.
Fri. Oct. 10 – 10,707 steps (6749 aerobic), 265 calories, 3.71 miles. I was carrying groceries so was walking more slowly for half of those aerobic steps…you will see the relevance in a moment…
Sat. Oct. 11 – 9447 steps (1875 aerobic), 264 calories, 3.27 miles. This was not very many aerobic steps, but they were fast ones, and the calorie burn was nearly the same. Very interesting. BRISK walking seems a key to calorie burn. I conclude that if I have had a somewhat sluggy day, I can still redeem it somewhat by getting out and doing 10-15 minutes of BRISK walking. YES!
Sun. Oct. 12 – 6159 steps, 133 calories, 2.13 miles, 200 reps on the cardioglide. I did a lot of digging this day, since I had to divide and transplant a peony. Whoof, they have lots of very tough entwined roots! I needed help to even hold the thing down so as to pull it apart with a digging fork…
Mon. Oct. 13 – 5776 steps (2421 aerobic), 127 calories, 2 miles.
Tues. Oct. 14 – I forgot to wear my pedometer, I was so busy, it was the day for my kids’ choirs. 1384 steps, after I remembered to put it on! 200 reps on cardioglide.
Wed. Oct. 15 – 9353 steps (5243 aerobic), 224 calories, 3.24 miles. 240 reps cardioglide.
Thurs. Oct. 16 – 4452 steps (1896 aerobic), 97 calories, 1.54 miles. 250 cardioglide.
Fri. Oct. 17 – Contradancing! 10,772 steps (991 aerobic, which must have been that one dance that wore everyone out completely!), 274 calories, 3.74 miles, cardio 120 reps. But I used up those calories right away by eating yummy cookies with icing on them… 😦
Sat. Oct. 18 – 11,930 steps (8129 aerobic), 284 calories, 4.14 miles. Cardio 140. I shopped at several places that I usually drive to, and tried walking instead. Weekends are the best time for me to do this.
Contradance weekends always give me a lift for walking and everything else! I am also happy that despite those cookies, my weight came up at 146.5 this morning. And I am pleased that I’ve been able to do the cardioglide thing more regularly, I think it does help.
Happy walking, everyone! It’s great to see Sandy back walking again and nice to be hearing more from Holly!