We are having a walking competition at my place of employment. It is a campus-wide effort to get people to adopt a more active lifestyle. This competition is very serious. There are pedometers, teams, and prizes. I have to log into the competition web site daily to log my steps. Sometimes Andrew shakes my pedometer to help me get more steps. Don't tell.
Anyhow, yesterday I went a little bit out of my way to actually do my part and reach my day's goal number of steps for the first time since the competition began a week ago. It didn't take too much effort. I took the stairs instead of the elevator twice. I walked to the library on my lunch break. I walked two blocks to a further bus stop. End result: I had about 2,500 steps more than "my goal." (Goal is determined by competition coordinator. If it was my actual goal, I'd make it like... the number of steps it takes to sit on the couch all night.)
So the reason I'm sharing this is so you can appreciate the location of my meeting this morning. At 10 a.m. I am meeting my colleagues in front of the office building, where we will then walk around the block as we discuss an upcoming fundraiser. Yeah. We're a traveling meeting. I wish people would be standing on the sidewalks with cups of coffee for us--like they do with marathons. Or whatever. I don't really know what happens at marathons. I heard something about "running."
K. These boots were not made for walking. But I don't think my colleagues will care. Off I go. With my pedometer. ::shake:: ::shake:: ::shake::