I am part of a low-rent cult. The cult of the pedometer. Through work I have access to a fabulous health and wellness benefit: Virgin HealthMiles. Wear your pedometer, stay active and the rewards come flooding in. To make things more interesting there are challenges throughout the year. Our office just started one last week and everyone has gone into hyper competitive mode. Instead of being an individual challenge with each of us trying to garner as many steps of possible we have been put into pairs, and the team that gets the highest daily average will win.
This ‘highest daily average’ is killing me. Normally I can get enough steps Monday through Friday so that I can be in a vegetative state on the weekends, but oh no now I have to do stuff on the weekend. Go out. Walkabout. Take a zillion steps. Tomorrow I am planning a trip to the Doughnut Plant (over a mile from the office and yes I get the irony) and on Friday I’ll be walking over the Brooklyn Bridge to an event in Dumbo. Normally I average 12,000 on a weekday but at the moment I am trying to push it to 15,000-18,000 so that I can have a wee bit of vegging time on the weekends. Role on the end of June when this will be over.