This week has been rough due to a lot of personal stuff going on but on the good side all this running here and there did lead to a pretty awesome step count week. Thanks to loads of activity with loads of stress, my body aches EVERYWHERE.
Then there is the weather. Almost 80 today and they are calling for flurries Wednesday in the very early morning hours or as other people still consider it, night time. Humidity, no humidity. Cool day, warm day. Rain clouds but no rain. Of course it has been great weather for the Cherry Blossoms down in DC or baseball at the stadiums and even some grilling. (Wasn’t it just snowing 2 weeks ago?)
This walk is now almost 2/3rds over and we are still rocking on, pushing through, moving faster and farther than ever… Okay my feet hurt too. Have you tried any of the other things that can count as steps? Bike riding (stationary or non) is a good one. You can use a basic conversion chart or remember that you can add 1000 steps to your daily pedometer count for every 10 minutes (100 steps per minute) of moderate activity you do such as swimming, cycling, weight training. For more vigorous activities such as running or some other sports (football/basketball/squash etc) you can double the step count – 2000 for 10 minutes (200 steps per minute). There are also websites that can help you with a list of information pertaining to this.
You can look here: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/fitness-wellness-center/documents/stepconversionchart.pdf
Or here… http://www.myspringday.com.au/wellness_centre_details/activity_to_steps_conversion_chart/517?id=517
Either way, if the road has gotten long and your feet want more rubs than to do steps, there are other ways to make those steps count.
I’m sure we wouldn’t mind a little night out ladies right?? And men I’m sure you are getting close to needing to cut that grass. I know ours is almost ready to get a good clipping. Besides those few there is also cooking, fencing, gardening, shopping (Ladies??? Did you know this???), painting a room, pool, housework, washing a car (I know mine needs a bath), canoeing and kickball.
Ahhhh… Kickball, what fond memories from childhood. Although we played it in the street with whatever ball we could find, in the dark most of the time.
Now people, let’s get moving and push these last few weeks out and finish with a bang! Or a whimper depending on how much your feet currently hate you. Mine are only slightly peeved at me today. How are yours doing???
Sara Sheibley is a wife and mother of four. Through out most of her life she has dealt with chronic illness. Born with small fiber axonal polyneuropathy, she had aches and pains early on but wasn’t diagnosed with AS until 2008. Since then she has had to champion her own cause after she developed hemalytic anemia from treatments. Although she suffers with more than just AS, she feels that this is her primary illness and wants to be active in helping the cause. Sara & her Tiara’s Tuesday Talk will discuss a myriad of topics from assistive devices to walking help when you have other illnesses to consider.