Friday, August 8, 2008


How many steps does it take for a 5'3" girl, whose stride isn't known for being the longest, to walk half way to work (and get a ride the rest of the way--thanks, Laurel!), clean two offices, three bathrooms, 2 carpets and 3 basketball courts, to sneak away for an overly long break, to empty two trash bins and one recycling bin, to work out for 20 minutes and then to walk home? According to my pedometer it takes sixteen thousand and seventy-eight. That's right. I reset my pedometer just before I walked out the door to go to work and here I am, an hour after getting back, with my pedometer reading 16,078 steps. Supposedly an active person takes 10,000 steps a day, so I guess I'm actually active! Monday through Friday, anyway... :)

More evidence that my job isn't a cake walk-- yesterday I wore my heart rate monitor watch to work. I periodically put in my heart rate and it calculated that from just before work to about a half an hour after I burned just over 2,100 calories. Maybe that's why I'm tired all the time--my job is tougher than one might think. Maybe I'm not dying after all!


Steven Hengen said...

I'm Steven Hengen I do what I want

Rich and Nichole said...

Wow, that's very useful information. I'll keep that in mind if I ever, shrink, become an un-mom, decide to drain my red blood and fill my veins with blue blood, and finally take on a part-time job that will help me fill my desire to be part vampire. :)love you nic.... we survived Kristin's wedding, check out her dress on my blog.