Month: August 2016

Walking 10,000 Steps Every Day for One Year

This is what I did Walked 10,000 steps every day for 366 days. Tracked each step with my Fitbit One. From October 2015 through August 2016, I Tweeted the results at the end of each day. It’s been an amazing trip. Like a lot of life’s trips, the ride was more interesting than the destination. The Ride I’ve improved my health and fitness. Walking has been core to that. I…

I Wore My Wife’s Fitbit This Morning

Life is funny. God willing, today was going to be a big day, the day I achieve my biggest health and fitness goal. One year ago, I set a goal of walking 10,000 steps every day for one year. Today is day 365. I went to bed last night feeling kind of sly. I had formulated a plan to be done with my 10,000 steps by 9 AM and a…

My Day at the Water Park

Last Sunday, I went to the water park. I attended with my three boys and my niece and nephew. We had a lot of fun! Riding water slides means climbing a lot of stairs. And riding water slides with five kids means that you need to hustle up those stairs! A few years ago, when I was 40+ pounds heavier and less physically active, I couldn’t have kept up. I…

Mind Games

These days I run three times per week. Two midweek runs. 1-mile per run. I go as fast as I can, which is a pace of 8 minutes 30 seconds (per mile). Saturday morning run. 4-miles. I run at a pace of 12 to 13 minutes (per mile). Two interesting things happened this week, reminding me about the role of my mind (as it relates to health and fitness). I…