Your mileage may vary

dam2Any day that starts out with a quick coffee and breakfast snack @Zingermans @PlumMarket w/ @elizilla (or is it @LizzyFrances these days) is a good day. This day continued along that path albeit nothing terribly exciting happened. But that can be a good thing.

I did earn the Italy Fitbit badge: 736 “lifetime” miles. Lifetime of the Fitbit, not me, obviously. I have the Marathon badge (26 miles), March of the Penguins (70 miles and I walk between 60-70 miles most *weeks*), London Underground (250 miles), Serengeti (500 miles), and now Italy. I was heading home after an afternoon walk when my iPhone doodle-ooped and that was the message. I am not bragging about this. I have been a compulsive walker my entire adult life. Nine months pregnant? I’ll take a hike, what else? Hmmm… Shooting pains in my legs? Hmmmm… Baby 12 hours later? Yeah! And that baby grew up into the beautiful young woman I had the snacky breakfast with this morning. 💜

As I’ve said before, this Fitbit thingy is just a way to geek out about steps. Get those steps in! If I have to print something at work, I send it to the most distant printer and take the long way around going back to my cube. If I have to hit the john, I do a little circuit on the way back. W1.5 has actually been doing something like that ever since I have worked over at Cubeland. Every half hour or so he does a circuit.

Oh yeah, and my new Cube Naybers, Louie-Louii and his QA cohorts invited me to a little mid-morning stretching session today back behind a partition in the back 40 of the building. I LOVED IT! Must do more of that! Does anybody else do stretching exercises? I’ve always noticed runners doing them when they get stuck at stoplights. I’ve never felt like I’ve needed them. Nowadays I am thinking they might be a good idea, especially since my job is largely sedentary.

We are edging into that whiplash season here. We got dumped with snow last week but after yesterday’s Big Meltdown, it was largely gone this morning. Now the weather gods are threatening us with another storm tomorrow. We will see. Whatever happens, it seems as though we are on the upswing. But you never know. We have had El Nino winters before when March was a killer with single-digit temps. Or when we got all of our snow in March. And then there was 2012, when it was hotter than Hades here and the Dexter Tornado happened. Like people often say, if you don’t like the weather in the Great Lake State, wait five minutes.

Blah-de-blah-de-blah. That is your daily dose of blather. Isn’t it fun to watch paint dry?

Love y’all,

One Response to “Your mileage may vary”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Hoping for spring soon, here AND there! You are an amazing walker. I am always on my feet and walking around the classroom and my portable is far away from the office, but I don’t walk as much as I should. (especially when I get home from work)