i’ve mentioned my new walking habit a lot, since i started daily walking in october. my highest week so far has been 41k steps for the week. last week i reached 35,294 steps. i’m far below the 70k/week that’s recommended, but way above the 10k/week i was getting before i started. moss cottage is tiny, so unless i’m in constant motion i don’t get much more than 1000 steps/day if i don’t leave the house.
this is all to say that since october i’ve really fallen in love with walking. i’m lucky to live so close to walking paths in the arroyo and old historic neighborhoods in pasadena. i don’t walk in my own neighborhood because the hills & traffic are discouraging.
but in 10 minutes or less i can hop in my car drive a few miles and be on tree-lined streets. with roosters! this guy surprised me on saturday when i rounded a corner and saw him strutting around crowing.
my sister dottie got me a fitbit for christmas. i love it. i was recording steps on my iphone. much to my disappointment it counts about 1200 steps more than the fitbit. which means when i was approaching 7k/day i was actually NOT. drat. but the fitbit is easier to keep on my wrist all the time, especially when i don’t have pockets to put my phone inside.
yadda yadda blah blah.
bird by bird as anne lamott says. poco a poco. bit by bit.
in other news, i added letters above wyatt’s head.
and painted some donuts.
and a hostess cupcake.
here’s to tiny daily victories that make us feel strong & good. whether it’s making time for art or stepping out into the world. here we go.