Monday, February 12, 2007

They Say 10,000 Steps a Day

Do you know how hard it is to walk 10,000 steps a day? Unless you work in an on-your-feet job like retail or medicine or something, you're probably going to take 3000 steps while going about your day. 10,000 steps is what 'they' recommend for staying generally healthy. My average day tends to be 4,000 steps, and I make an effort to take the stairs at work, go to the restroom on a different floor, park further away, things like that. 10,000 is a lot of steps.

We went to the museums again yesterday. I went back to the Natural History Museum to buy more rocks (everyone say yippie with me). "Yippie!" Very good. They had a wondrous orchid exhibit, but we spent most of the time in the gift shops. Then we went next door to the National Art Gallery.

It was a wonderfully long day. And you know what? It makes the 12,440 steps we took seem not so hard.

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