Saturday, April 25, 2015
New shoes and walking...
It remained a drippy, misty, gray day, but with very little moisture falling into the rain gauge. We were really hoping this might be a good-chance-of-rain day, but there's tonight and tomorrow which look promising.
Despite the cool, misty-moisty day, I took my daily walk through the pasture. It was really quite refreshing to me. I got to try out my new walking shoes for the second time. I really love these new shoes. My old walking shoes were beginning to hurt my feet for some reason. The soles were pretty well worn out and the laces part was starting to dig into the top of my foot. It was time for a new pair. I'm so thrilled with these New Balance WX711 tennies that I'm considering buying myself a second pair. One for walking on the gravel roads and pastures and one for nice. Plus you know how shoe companies change things up every year? Just when you find a pair of shoes you really love, they stop making them just when you are ready for another pair.
I've always been a walker and it is not difficult for me to get up and go, but I know it isn't that easy for some. My daughter, who is a new mama to her third baby girl, is trying to get more exercise and get back to a regular walking schedule. Spring and summer days will help that. She informed me yesterday that there is an app on my phone called S Health that when installed, becomes a pedometer and tracks your every step. It has been said (somewhere) that every human should walk 10,000 steps a day for good health. I flopped my smartphone in my pocket yesterday at noon and by evening I had tallied up 8100 steps which amounts to 4.35 miles and 366 calories burned. I was pretty happy with that since I didn't wear my phone all morning. Today I put my phone in my pocket for most of the day and tallied up 10,995 steps which is about 5.8 miles and 452 calories burned. Now it's kinda fun to see results like that just from taking a two mile walk and fiddling around walking about the house, out in the yard, up and down stairs, and out to the chickens. But I sure think that taking a phone along is a cumbersome thing. It's too big, and some days I don't have pockets. Putting my phone in my jeans pocket like the young kids do, does not appeal to me. I can hardly bend over if it's in my front pocket, and I don't want to sit on it if it's in my back pocket. It's ok putting the smart phone in a coat pocket, but I won't be wearing a coat all summer. You know, it's not that I really NEED a pedometer, but it's kinda fun. I was looking at pedometers on Amazon and this one appeals to me. Simple. Uncomplicated. Do you ever wear a pedometer while walking and going about your day?