…starts with a single step.
Continuing with the goal of walking 1000 miles throughout the year (once again, thank you, Caroline C for the challenge), this pedometer geek did not slack off in March. Following up February’s success of averaging over 10,000 steps every day (and only one day when the goal was not met completely), this pedometer geek managed to get at least 10,000 steps every single day in March, totaling 319,319 steps for the month. Of those, 185,372 steps were aerobic steps, most of which were obtained on the treadmill (and sometimes as late as 11:00PM).
In fact, up until yesterday, April 2, 2017, the last forty-seven days the goal of 10,000 steps or more was managed. Yesterday, this pedometer geek spent the better part of the day traveling six hours to the first birthday party of my youngest grandson, MJ, but I digress. On the other hand, I wouldn’t have missed it for the world and I will have to work harder to make up for the difference.
In regards to the miles walked in the past three months, this pedometer geek completed more than 278 miles of the 1000 miles so I am pleased with the progress so far. If it continues, the challenge will be met.
One of the greatest advantages to spending time on the treadmill is that it is possible to multitask and read. Although this pedometer geek reader has not mentioned the books being read or the challenges undertaken in recent posts (and for those who may have read last year’s previous posts), over the past quarter more than forty books were read, fourteen of which were read in March. As in the past, this reader chose two challenges through http://www.bookcrossing.com. The first is the yearly pages-read challenge; the other is the SIY (set-it-yourself) challenge.
For the pages-read challenge, 40,000 pages was chosen to be read throughout the year. Through the first quarter of 2017, approximately 31% or about 13,000 pages were read.
For the SIY challenge, twelve particular books were chosen to be read. Not only was the challenge completed, but it was completed about two weeks early. Early enough to be able to read another book that would have been included in the second quarter’s SIY.
While this reader has not listed what has been read recently, just for something different, here following are the books read in March:
Thaw by Satya Robin
The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
Vanishing Games by Roger Hobbs *
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain *
Going for Kona by Pamela Fagan Hutchins *
Die Like an Eagle by Donna Andrews
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
My Fair Princess by Vanessa Kelly
Exodus of Magic (Mysterium Chronicles #1) by Simone Pond
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
Accompanying Alice by Terese Ramin
Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo by Heather Wardell
Thumbsucker by Walter Kirn
River of Magic (Mysterium Chronicles #2) by Simone Pond
A quick rundown of the books: half of the books were read in an e-book format, which is more easily done at higher speeds on the treadmill; two were mysteries; three were mainstream novels; two would be categorized as suspense or thrillers; two were historical novels; two would be categorized as either romance or chick-lit; and two would be classified as urban fantasy. Eight of the authors were new to this reader. Three novels were reviewed on http://www.pedometergeek.wordpress.com, and a fourth one will be soon, probably within in a day of this post. Overall, a diverse set of reads that included a book published in 1919 to several published in the last month. An asterisk indicates that it was a SIY book.
But enough about what I have read, what books have you found interesting lately? Suggestions are always welcome.
As April is the Million Mile Marathon month (see previous posts for more information on the event), this pedometer geek has jumped on the bandwagon once again, this time with a stated goal of eighty miles to complete during the month (and an unstated goal of 100 or more miles). Will it be accomplished? Time will tell.