It's *very* hard for me to get many steps at work. I try to get up as often as I can, but I work in a very small office. I'd have to literally walk laps to accumulate steps. The last time (and only other time so far) I reached my step goal was last Sunday when I ran and rode my horse. I did the same thing yesterday. After work I went for a short and totally unproductive ride. Then I ran 3 miles on the treadmill at the gym. That's when the buzz happened! I wanted to do a happy dance, but I wasn't done running yet. This was my first 3 mile run (treadmill or on land) that I've done without stopping since my half marathon. I finally feel like I'm getting my running mojo back and it feels good. Wed night I ran 2 miles and I felt so fabulous. I wanted to run another mile but I had to get home and changed as we had tickets to the ballgame. Unfortunately they postponed the game as we were on our way. Damn them! I could have ran another mile. Geesh.
I'm thinking of doing a 5 and dime challenge in June. I would run a 10K in the am and a 5K at 5 PM. Did I post about this already? I don't remember! I need another goal so that I keep running. I have not yet run a race of the 10K distance so this could be fun. It conflicts with something that I was invited to that day though, so I need to decide what I'm going to do.
I have decided to keep the fitbit. I like it enough and while it's not totally accurate I knew that going in. For example, I think it gave me more distance (that's different than steps) for my run yesterday, but that's ok. I'm thinking of doing a fitbit challenge. Where I reach the step goal every day for a certain length of time. I just don't know - could I do a month? Whew. Seeing how little steps I get during a day at work I'm not sure. I do find the little thing on my wrist to be very motivating though. I just wonder how long I will be motivated by it? That's the thing. Oh - I should say I thought I was having battery issues when it was half uncharged after the first 24 hours of use. Maybe I didn't charge it enough the first time? I charged it last Friday night and didn't charge it again till last night. I don't think I would have had to last night. When I plugged it in it started the charge with 2 lights (out of 5). But they say it lasts 5 days and last night was day 6. I didn't want it to die on me in the middle of the day. Nor did I want it to die at night cause the sleep stuff is my favorite data to see. :) But 6 days is really good! I didn't get any notifications from the app that it needed to be charged. I read that you will get those when the battery is low. Of course that's if you have bluetooth on your phone turned on so it can sync. If you don't. . . and say you don't manually sync it for 12 hours - there's no way it can tell you the battery is low. So while there are these little quirks I do like the little thing! And boy is the fitbit little. Kind of impresses me with how small it is.
Have a great weekend everyone! Next week I'm going to try to write a post about time anxiety if I can formulate my words in a respectable fashion.