I am sure many of you wonder why I walk so much. The answer is easy, it keeps me in shape for Disney. I know this sounds funny but it's true.
With the pandemic I went from walking about 11,000 steps/day to about 17.000 steps/day (Keep in mind these are minimums). You can see why I walk so much. I highly recommend getting yourself a tracking device, another option is to use your phone. Many phones have apps already on them or apps that you can add to track your steps. My preference is Fitbit.
1-Tracking my steps:
Tracking my steps, my calories burned and being active every hour for at least 250 steps is very important to me. Tracking my steps reminds me of why I walk so much. Keeping up with the prior week is my goal. Watching the calories I burn let me know if I can afford to have a treat (like a Mickey Bar). lastly, moving at least 250 steps keeps me from spending the day in a chair working and not moving-this is probably most important! What motivates you to walk?
2-Taking up jogging:
Ten years ago I took up jogging/running. Running a Disney half marathon was my goal and I achieved it, twice. I am very proud of this accomplishment and look at the medals proudly. While training to do the fun I did many a 5 K runs and slightly longer ones as well. At that time I ran 3 half marathons in about 1.5 years and got better with each run. Then, I hit a wall as they say.
3-Run for the villains:
I ran the Inaugural 10 mile Tower of Terror Run. My belief was it was “only” 10 miles and it was at night. Sadly, it was incredibly hot and humid. What I mean by this is temperatures in low 80’s and humidity in low 90’s when the race started at 10 PM. I think it was the hardest race I ever ran but I finished it. To say I did not feel well when I was done is an understatement.
4-Time passes by:
Time flew by as well as several years before I got back into walking, sadly, no running. Believing that the brisk walking was still an excellent choice for me I have persevered! I also want to say, whether you stroll, walk, jog or run, the important thing is just to keep moving. I actually love my morning walks and look forward to them!