Sunday, December 8, 2013

We Are the Champions!

First off, apparently the brain power it took to write daily for NaBloPoMo required me to take a week off posting once it ended.

Completely unintentional, but I guess I really enjoyed not having the daily pressure and just forgot about this space for a bit. But now I'm back, with big news...

My team won the walking challenge at work!

Thank goodness.

It ended last Monday, and I've still been keeping up with the walking, and will, but at a more reasonable target of 70,000 steps a week, not the obsessive pace of 90,000 - 100,000+ steps I was maintaining during the challenge.

In the 8 week challenge I walked 802,631 steps, roughly 286 miles.

That's a lot of steps. The most of anyone in the competition actually.

One of my teammates is already talking about the next challenge, in the Spring. I likened that discussion to when, on day four of a five day cross country drive, while in the middle of the desert of New Mexico I was on the phone with my dad and he asked if I would ever drive cross country again.

If you want a positive answer to that question (either) timing matters and that moment is not the time to ask.

For now I'm just going to bask in the glory, and $75 prize... while letting my clothes dry out from this morning's 10,000 step walk through the snow.