Saturday, March 21, 2015
Sound of Nature
Yesterday morning when I first looked at my competition for vivofit, I had slipped to number 2. To be number 2 back in January would have been more than acceptable for me but in March with a leaner and better tuned machine, it was not!
So at 06 hundred (06:00 am), I put on my walking shoes, a smile on my face and started to work on my steps… for 2.5 hours. By the time I got back to the house, my Vivofit was really happy with its 15 K steps. My goal for the day was 25 K steps so I was 3/5 done.
It was dark outside; since we changed the time, the sun rises at 7:30. It was quiet and peaceful, I just love mornings.
I was listening to some Zen type music where roosters are roosting…, doves are doving, thousands of birds are singing and stepper and stepping. WAIT a minute! I had no earphones on, the Zen music was live music, it was the real thing, the sound of nature awakening.
I was walking on the street. I could have walked on the sidewalk as I was alone but there are some bushes on some lots and in bushes there might be snakes, and I have a phobia about snakes. I think it’s a hereditary condition, in my root tree, there are Adam and Eve…
At around 6 and a half ish, the sky slowly changed from a deep dark canvas where you can see stars to a dark blue where you can start to guess your surroundings.
At 7:30 the sun rose, beautiful and breath taking! It was pink and the bottom was almost blue. I didn’t have my camera; it would have been a post card shot!
So, yesterday with 25,671 steps total, I took back my rightful place as number 1 in the competition.
I’m not the only one pushing farther because of the Vivofit, my wife also got one and she is also pushing it further. Yesterday evening we went for a walk (I still needed 4 K to reach my goal), she also needed 4 K to reach 15 K. When we got back home, she uploaded (sync) her Vivofit. She was disappointed because she didn’t get a new badge. I showed her the ones I have and commented about one called “Double Goal”. Every day depending on how many steps you take, Vivofit gives you a goal to achieve for that day. If you step double this goal you get the badge. My wife looked at her goal and she needed about 1,200 steps to get the badge. We were sitting watching TV, she got up and started to step on the spot to get the “Double Goal” badge. She did it! I’m not the only one having fun! :)
How are you doing? I’m still catching up on blogs, comments, emails, I’ll get there eventually. Weekend is generally a slow blogging activity time so I might be able to catch on all of you today or tomorrow.