Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sixty Five and 10,000

I'm trying to get back into shape. Who isn't really? But I've really made more of an effort here lately. I'm actually trying to watch what I eat and seem to be doing pretty good so far. I'm also back to my walking. I finally added it up, and in the last three and a half weeks I have walked sixty five miles. When I actually see it like that, I'm a bit surprised. I usually do a three mile walk in the evening after the kids go down so I've never added it up before. But suddenly sixty five seems like a pretty big number.

But just so you can see a glimpse of how my mind works, I am now trying to figure out when I will hit the 100 mile mark. The way I figure it, I should hit that hundred mile mark somewhere around the 19th of the month. Because we all know that 100 is bigger and better than 65. I don't know why numbers can make me obsess the way they do but they do. I do the same thing with trying to reach 10,000 steps in a day. In fact that's why I walk the route that I do. I calculated it out and by walking this path I am just about always guaranteed to hit that 10,000 step mark, unless I sit the entire rest of the day.

So now you see how crazy my mind gets when it comes to numbers. Kind of strange isn't it? I know this and probably should seek some kind of help or something. Maybe I can start my own support group...we could talk out our therapy while we are all out walking and trying to reach our 10,000 steps each day.


nicole said...

Wow--that is awesome! Good for you doing it every day. I keep saying I'm going to get to the gym more frequently, but I usually still only make it 3 times a week. I think the numbers just give us something concrete to hang on to, at least for me.

Anonymous said...

My son would think you are perfectly logical. He is six and he asked for a pedometer for his birthday. His old one is missing, and he loves to keep up with his steps just because he loves the numbers!

Kellan said...

Good for you! As I site here reading with a bag of BBQ chips in my lap - UGH!

Keep it up - Kellan

Heidi said...

Great job! I skipped the gym all summer to just hang out & be lazy with the kids. Reading this post really makes me feel lazy. Good for you. But all that math hurts my head.

Heather said...

Good for you, that's awesome!