Chicago, IL USA: I am sad to say, it was an early winter cold, congestion and the fact that phlegm does build up greatly when biking that stopped me from peddling around town, some 8-10 miles per day in mid-November (2008). However, with bits and pieces of sun-shine coming through the thick wintery cloud coverage, I was able to successful hit the 1.500 Mile Mark on my Bike on
Saturday, January 3, 2009
at approximately 10:47 AM near South Boulevard in Evanston, IL.
This all-encompassing Record was begun on Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2008 when my latest Bike was purchased in Highland Park, IL, ridden home some 13 miles and has been a constant joy of transportation, fun and exercise since then for me.
To instill the New Year Resolution of exercising more, I luckily overslept today on Monday, January 5, 2009 - the first Official Day of Work for most folks. Turning on ABC's Good Morning America, I was on-time to hear their Dr. Oz Segment about how a person should walk 10,000 steps a day. This peaked my Curiosity immensely since an entirely different set of muscles are worked out and I wanted to know more. Little did I know that I was soon to find out that I would LEARN MORE. When I went into the basement to bring THE BIKE OUT, there was a flat tire, my front tire. Despair set in. There wasn't much for me to do until the local bike shop opened and that would not be till 9:30 AM.
I did have a chore to do though before my Day was set into High Gear. I needed to take my film over to Target, located exactly 1 mile SW of 'Home.' With no bike readily available, I would have to walk. And walk I did. However, coming home, I came up with a little game which basically was to count each step to see how far one mile is. I was going to see how Dr. Oz's Theory worked for me.
2,462 steps later I arrived at my back porch. Needless to say - it would be another 100 steps to get in my front door.
The Time Schedule: I left Target at 8:50 AM and arrived home at 9:11 AM. I arrived Home in just 21 Minutes.
My Walking Distance is computed at 3 Miles Per Hour.
And, so far, today, I walked nearly 1/2 the allocated Amount of Steps I need to walk each Day of 10,000. I had gone 4,928 - all before 9:12 AM!
Being 5 Ft. 3 Inches tall with average length Legs, , 10,000 Steps is completed in approximately 4 Miles. My Walking Speed (as a 56 years old fit Female) is 3 MPH. Every 80 Minutes I can walk 10,000 Steps or 4 Miles.
"This is reassuring to know that IF The Bike (My Bike and only real form of transportation) is not available, my Legs are!"
Quote of: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Monday, January 5, 2009 - 2:06 PM CST
having Alternatives as the New Year opens is reassuring, no matter what your Age and/or Exercise Level is.
Those Numbers can stack up in your Favor. And banning or EXORCISING Exercise from your Daily Regime takes the Exuberance from your Day. Try it. I did with astounding Results.
Posted by: ASK
Monday, January 5, 2009 - 2:08 PM CST