Monday, May 6, 2013

Pedometer Personal Best


 ** I'm a pedometer person. For the past few years I've worn a pedometer and recorded my daily steps. I set a new personal best, just topping a high from about a year ago. 10,000 steps is about five miles, so throughout my day, I got in just over 20 miles. I actually wear two pedometers. My Omron (shown in the picture above) shows me my total steps, as well as my aerobic steps (steps taken continuously for 10 minutes or more). My Fitbit gives me a visual graph which is fun to follow - the image below was my day ...

Got up and did 20 minutes on the elliptical (first spike) then got the kids of to school. Then some short bursts of steps (laundry, walking the little one to a neighbor's for a play date) then another 20 minutes on the elliptical. Then the walk to school to pick up #4 from kindergarten (twenty minutes each way, with a small break in between as the kids enjoy the playground before we head back home). Make some lunch, get in another 20 minutes on the elliptical. Play with the kids, mow the lawn, a couple quick 10 minute elliptical sessions. #3 has a baseball game ... there's not a lot of parking, I always have to walk a quarter mile just to get from my car to the field (as I'm a walker ... I don't really mind). Then rather than just sitting and watching the game, I walk and watch. From the edge of left field to the edge of right field, back and forth ... the games last about 90 minutes ... I usually get in five miles. I was pretty much done for the day, got the kids to bed and was ready to head there myself when hubby got called away on an errand ... so, I went down and did 20 more minutes on the elliptical (just to go ahead and break my personal best record). Hubby gave my poor tootsies a foot rub ... they needed it!

**This post was originally added to the family blog June 3, 2010

3 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Jen. You are really putting in the work and taking this seriously. And it is paying off -- you look great in the photo I'm looking at now to my right. Fabulous!

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  2. That's a lot of steps! I may be getting a new pedometer soon, which one do you like more? The Omron or the Fitbit? I'm using a very inexpensive one now but am thinking of upgrading :)

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    1. The Omron is a lot less expensive (about $20) but if you can spring for the Fitbit ($90-$100) it does have a lot more to offer :)

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