Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Day 292: Three Months!

I have been walking for three months!  It just doesn't seem like that long.  I have definitely progressed, and although I haven't quite progressed as much as I had hoped, it's still progress and I am thankful.  I know I still have a long road ahead.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Day 289

This newest goal is going to be a huge pain in the ass.  It's too easy to fall behind too quickly, and since I have run out of Aleve and haven't had time to get to the store to get more, the pain is too intense to walk much more than 400-600 steps a day.  Ugh.

I'm not really complaining; I set these goals on purpose to push myself.  But, like anything, when the reality sets in it's a bit of a shock until you get some momentum going.

I'll get in the groove.  I just better do it quickly, or before I know it January will be here and I won't have made it more than halfway.

So, starting Monday I am stocking up on Aleve and preparing for the months ahead.  I certainly have plenty of projects that will help me get lots of steps in, so once I get numbed up a bit more I will tackle those and kill two birds with one stone.  Hopefully by Christmas my living room and master bath will be finished, and I will be that much closer to the 100k mark!

Step count today:  585

Steps I'm behind:  3,735

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Day 284 - 81 Days Left

I think I'm feeling better, finally.  I certainly have more energy this morning than the past few mornings.  I just hope it stays with me so I can get a decent step count in today!

Step count today:  973

Steps I'm behind:  1,502

Monday, October 11, 2010

Day 283

Since the inception of my latest goal, I am already falling behind in step count, but this could not be helped.  I have been sick with an annoying cold the past week or so, and it really decided to kick my ass this weekend.  My big plans of yard work and cleaning went right out the window when I woke up Saturday morning and realized I had zero energy.

I didn't have that much more energy this morning, but my coffee is kicking in and I will probably take some cold medicine to get me through the rest of the day.  I really need to get in as much walking as I can today, it will be easy to fall really far behind on this goal, it's a big one!

Step count today:  388

Friday, October 8, 2010

Day 280: New Goal

After some not-so-careful thought, I have decided to reset the ticker and attempt 100,000 steps by Jan 1, 2011.

There are 85 days left in this year, which means I would need to walk 1,176 steps each and every day in order to accomplish this goal, and that is just what I need to do to push myself even further toward walking unassisted.

I am already walking a bunch each day, so I really need to up the ante and kick myself in the ass (so to speak).  I also plan to add some strength training, but it's just too complicated to try to make a ticker for that... !

At this point, if my triceps get much bigger, I could just have them transplanted into my legs somewhere for added strength!  I already have massive arms for a woman, I don't really need them to get any bigger.  At least now I am using different muscles than when I was in the chair and they are getting balanced out, but enough is enough!  It's just all the more reason to get those legs stronger and take the focus off my upper body.

So, here goes!

Step count today:  1058

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Day 279: I did it!

It's complete!  I finished my goal of 100,000 steps, EARLY!  Even after two falls that lead to a bad knee injury that set me back up to almost 9,000 steps, I managed to pull it together and finish my goal nearly three months ahead of schedule!

Now what?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Day 278: Ten Weeks!

I have been without a wheelchair for ten weeks!

The last thousand steps are here!  After today I will probably be very close to the 100,000 mark!  I'm excited and kind of sad at the same time.  It's so nice to have accomplished my goal, especially after the setbacks I had this year when I fell and injured my knee, but I'm also kind of sad that it will be over.  I suppose I will just have to set a new goal...

I ran into a gentleman from Minnesota the other day and we started discussing the difference between there and Florida.  He agrees Florida is great for weather, but you just can't beat the people up north.  I know there are lots of great people in Florida, but I miss my people.  The people I grew up with, the people I relate to, the people I know, and who know me.

267 days left!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Day 273

I have one less day than today (272) before I am scheduled to move back home to Minnesota.  I doubt it will go by as fast as these last 273 days has gone, but here's hoping! 

I am so homesick!  The leaves are changing up north, and soon it will be snowing, and I really miss the snow!  I haven't had a white Christmas in 20 years.  I know it gets brutally cold, and there will be times when I will miss Florida's weather, but I still can't wait to have a white Christmas and be around my own kind once again.  I am willing to sacrifice weather for people.

It's hard to believe I am so close to reaching my 100k goal!  Not sure what to do after that is finished...