|Sunset at Austin Creek SRA|
Amy: "I'm back from my campground, where 20,000 is easily in a day's work. It's 2,000 just to check the toilet rolls in the lower bathroom! I'm ALMOST in Barcelona."
Susan: "I had more like 33,000 yesterday, hee hee!" (After I sent my email to Amy, I saw that I had almost 39,000 and had to keep walking around the town where we were staying to get the step count up to 40,000).
Amy (from her home): "Well, I am most inspired by your 38,900 steps (but who's counting!) I myself was pretty tired after [a long hike] yesterday. And hard pressed to make a base level 10,000 today. I was reduced to toddling around the block from time to time, unwilling to make a major hiking commitment, but still seeking that minimal 10,000.
Finally, at around 9 PM, her significant other said, "'Why do you keep going outside? What's going on?'"
"I explained my new passion.
"Hmmm. still only 9,510. I may have to go around the block one more time.
Sleep well and hike far!"
Amy (sent October 2): "For my birthday, yesterday, I hopped on a commuter bus down to San Francisco, with a fistful of dollars in my pocket, and an intention to do ANYTHING I WANTED! (And walk a lot of steps.) My spontaneous walking foodie tour took me first to Boudin Bakery at Fisherman’s Wharf, for cappuccino and a croissant, then two of my favorites, the Musee Mechanique, and the Pier 39 Sea Lions.
"Next I hiked through Chinatown, touring the Chinatown Museum and finding a new favorite Dim Sum place: a little take-out, no English, no tables, super delish. and ridiculously cheap. From there I progressed to Union Square where I sprawled in the shade, ate my dim sum, scored a new chef’s knife and some earrings, and visited the iconic I Magnin marble bathroom in Macy’s. On to the Tenderloin, where I sampled (arguably) the best bahn mi [Vietnamese term for bread] in SF, then to Tommy’s Joynt, for house-roasted corned beef, finishing up at the Rainbow Grocery, a mecca for organic herb and international spice blends."
"Best of all, my lovely day nabbed me 26,000 steps!"
--Now that Amy and I are back home, most of our hikes are a bit more moderate, but we both still like to reach the recommended goal of 10,000 steps daily. I invite you to make a comment about your tracker fun.
Note: If you like Amy's writing, which I do, check out her book Angels in the Wilderness, which is the story of sixty-foot fall during a backpacking trip in the Sierra, her survival, her rescue, and her subsequent recovery from her broken legs. Click here to visit her on Amazon.