For the past 20 days, I have walked at least 10,000 steps per day. It actually isn’t as easy as it seems. On a low day, my steps were at 10,065. On a high day, I was at 14,317.
Here are a few actions I’ve taken to ensure I reach my step goals while being an injured runner:
- Going to the mall on a Friday night just to walk so I wouldn’t have to walk in the rain and darkness.
- Walking circles in my tiny apartment (for the remaining 3,000 steps!)
- Waking up earlier to get ~20 minutes of walking in before the start of my work day.
My plan is to continue with this step goal until I am running again. And, into the new year I will need to do more or something else because I went to the doctor on Friday to get my hand evaluated — everything is fine! — and was horrified to find out I have gained 6 pounds.
Now, I know that I’ve gained some weight because I’ve beeb feeling pudgy. But, seeing an actual number that is more than one or two or three pounds is kind of alarming. I mean, even though my last run was four months ago, the last time I was actually consistently running was about six months ago. So, I guess gaining one pound a month kind of makes sense? Ugh.
I’m going to ponder this on my next walk. And, try not to get too worked up about it.