Monday afternoon I had visitors at work...check out the cuties. I couldn't get a good pic of the kittens, I tried! Our Vet Science teacher has five she is fostering. They sacked out on my lap for a nap:)
Steps and vacation go hand in hand for me. I love to stay on the move, that is relaxing to me...
I always knew I walked a lot when I visited my Mom, but this was the first year my watch recorded my steps each day, so I could actually see it :) My older model Garmin did not record steps. I had a few good days before I left to see my Mom. Often, I struggle to get 5,000 a day unless it is a run day.
|6-19||17,007||VA - run day|
|6-20||22,787||Bush Gardens day|
|6-21||16,232||travel day- Montana at noon|
|6-28||18,379||travel day/ 6 mi run in Whitefish|
|6-29||5,550||home in VA|
Last week I had four days I didn't hit my 15,000 step goal.
I was in step heaven while I was visiting my Mom. The breezes, the view, the clean air, it all encourages being outside as much as possible.
I fell in love with walking all over again. I can walk and not be dripping in sweat...it is a dream 💜
I walked to get a morning cup of coffee!
I walked all around town and I walked to eat.
Spinach and egg crepe....mmmmmm
I will always be thankful for the race experience I had in East Glacier, MT., but the one thing about running a Saturday race, was I felt like I felt like I should rest a few days before the event...I didn't want to burn out my legs totally. I do have a twinge of regret now...(sigh) I knew I wasn't going run the race really hard. Part of me wishes I would have run as much as I wanted and not worried about resting up my legs! I have run as much as 40 miles in a week while visiting my Mom, but this year I walked more.
I arrived in Montana on a Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday I only ran 2 miles because my Mom had an early morning appt. and I felt tired.
Friday I ran 2 more miles and went to the expo, then I hauled to Cut Bank, MT., to find my hotel and walked the town. I had the most pleasant evening walk ever!!
Check it out... someone had a fire going in the neighborhood in Cut Bank. That nippy air was wonderful.
I would never ever have a need for fire in VA in June, unless I wanted a s'more LOL
If you missed my Friday Five post you missed a little story about Cut Bank.
Saturday I ran the race
Sunday I was so eager to be out in the awesome weather, I ran 2 miles and then I walked.
Monday I ran a 10K and I walked later.
Tuesday I ran 2 more miles
Wednesday (the day I left ) I ran 6. I could not get enough. I ran 33 miles the week I was there. 💚
...and now I am home struggling to get 5,000 steps on days I don't run. LOL
These pics were all taken after 10:00 p.m.
Thanks for stopping by!!
My dream life would be 20,000 plus steps a day! Honestly, my active days in Montana were the best I have felt all year. All the sitting at work is tough!!
Does your step counts increase on vacation?
Do you feel more relaxed if you are moving?
Would you have rested a few days before the race?