As I have written previously, I bought myself a pedometer out of curiousity of how many steps I take on an average day. An average day that doesn't include a conscious effort to add in more exercise. Now I was truly surprised and very chuffed to see that I do walk far more than the 10000 minimum steps recommended for health. For me 10000 steps equates to about 7km and 600 kcals, of course it all depends on weight and stride length. I am, as often pointed out to me, a short 'ass, but my stride length depends on the speed I am walking as to how much ground I cover.
I am bored with steps now, so have decided to mix it up a bit. As I know that even on a relaxed day I walk more than the 10000 recommended steps, I have decided not to bother with these anymore. For the last week I have counted kilometres only and have set myself a target of 150km in a week. At present ( according to average daily steps since I bought the pedometer) I walk an average of 12km daily, from the minute I get up until I go to bed. I say average as some days it is more - some less. This adds up to roughly 84km per week, so to raise it to 150km will be a serious challenge for me. I am not setting a time scale, just going to try and up the distance covered each week.
So, as I say, this last week I have counted kilometres and have managed to do 90km. That'll do for me. I am not back in work until Monday night and am having a couple of days away from tomorrow, so I'm hoping for greater things this week. 👣
P.S. Ruth_canal_runner, I have just done those squats AAAGH!!!!! 😱😬😫