WALKING FOR A CAUSE...AND SOMETIMES JUST BECAUSE

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

4.19 + 4.00 = 876




Fine, math is not my strong suit. But 4.19 miles in the morning plus 4 miles in the afternoon doesn't just equal 8.19 miles, it equals 876 calories burned.

I headed out this morning intending to go for speed, but I wasn't moving as fast as I thought I would, and then the 3 intended miles turned into 4, so it was no big deal. The Spouse Thingy walked part of it with me; I left the house first and he caught up with me on his bike, we dropped it off to have the chain looked at and new brakes put on, and then headed home the long way.

This afternoon I had a craving for frozen yogurt, one that I was going to cave into no matter what, so we walked to go pick his bike up, and I headed the almost long way to the bank and then the yogurt place while he tolled around on his bike. We met there, reasoned we'd burned enough calories to justify it, and he rode around a little more while I took the 1.5 mile way home.

Doing 8 miles in one day split up like that was a lot easier on my hip than doing it all at once, that's for sure.

Tomorrow I'm not walking, exactly; we're going to Six Flags, and I'll walk there, but I have no idea how far or hard. If I remember, I'll wear the GPS for the fun of it, and see just how fast the roller coaster is.

1 comment:

Miss Em said...

HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!