I mentioned last week that I am participating in the Rockefeller walks program: a competitive step program at work, where we wear a pedometer and try to achieve specific step goals.
Last Sunday, I walked over 31,000 steps, doing a 12 mile run and numerous errands. Thursday, running around preparing for the Ragnar relay, and going to Queens to meet the van, I netted over 17,000 steps. Friday and Saturday, at the relay itself, I covered a combined 51,000 steps (not bad considering that much of my time was probably spent in a van, but then not sleeping does free up more opportunities to step).
This Sunday, after waking up from a 13 hour sleep, I covered 5,800 steps (if you don’t count all the steps I accomplished during my afternoon nap, where I dreamed I was still running the relay).
I call this recovery.
My running shoes, pictured above, were likely happy for the rest as well. I wonder when I’ll break it to them that they’re running a half marathon on Saturday.