Last night, Jack (my husband) came home early from work. Usually, we celebrate the free time by throwing some popcorn in the microwave and watching a few episodes of the Dick Van Dyke show. But when he walked in the door, my first thought was, "Oh good! I can go for another walk!" And that's just what I did. I did a quick one mile power walk before sunset. I know, I know... I'm awesome.
I was out the door for my power walk by eight this morning. I decided to grab the iPod for a little musical inspiration. Michael Jackson's greatest hits! I kicked things off with Billy Jean, then Beat It, Thriller, Bad, Smooth Criminal and ended with The Way You Make Me Feel. My walking route takes me over a freeway bridge that has a pretty steep incline. When I hit the bridge, Smooth Criminal was playing. Michael kept singing, "Annie are you okay? Are you okay? Annie are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?" And I kept thinking, "Yes, I'm fine - stop asking!" Walking to the beat took 3 minutes off of my walk from yesterday!
Note to self: listen to music while walking!
Later, Jack and I took our boys to a park before lunch and walked up the canyon trail for another 2 miles! By 11am I had reached 8,600 steps!
P.S. I tool almost 11,000 steps yesterday.
That's 6000 more than the average American. Booyah!