By : Sally Valentine

January 12 2011

Day 11

I spent some time walking the halls of Strong Hospital today. What a place! The minute you step into the lobby, you are greeted with the smell of flavored coffee and the sound of piano music. And people – people coming and going, sitting and standing, talking and laughing. I’ve been trying to think of […]

By : Sally Valentine

January 11 2011

Day 10

When you’re cursing the lake effect snow, remember that our proximity to the lake is what gives us those cherries and apples that grow so well in Western New York. A mixed blessing. Have you noticed how apple trees are getting smaller these days? The first time I saw a new orchard I thought it […]

By : Sally Valentine

January 10 2011

Day 9

Today is Sunday, so I’m not logging steps, but I am logging years. My church, Bethlehem Lutheran in Penfield, is 135 years old today.                                        In 1876 a group of German immigrants stepped out in faith to form a church. In 1878, when the church building was completed, they processed down Plank Rd. to the new […]

By : Sally Valentine

January 09 2011

Day 8

Finally got all the Christmas decorations put away. At least all those trips up and down the basement stairs added up the steps, although it seems that steps on stairs should count double. I was reminded again of the 2 laws of Christmas UNdecorating. 1. After you swear you’ve taken all the ornaments off the […]

By : Sally Valentine

January 09 2011

Day 7

  Today I stepped back into the classroom setting with a book talk at Klem Road School in Webster. The school is full of STAR students with lots of student work all over the walls. They have all the modern technology, and I did a Power Point presentation using a computer, projector, and microphone. I […]

By : Sally Valentine

January 07 2011

Day 6

I found out today that using the treadmill or going on a dedicated walk is a necessary, but not sufficient (remember that phrase from high school geometry?) way to get 11,000 steps. I used the treadmill at the gym, but still came up short. To salvage the day, I stepped out of the snow and […]

By : Sally Valentine

January 06 2011

Day 5

Wednesday is normally my day off from the gym. Today it was even more sedentary than usual because I had three meetings. Note: Moving your legs up and down under the table does not register on the pedometer. So I’m way under in steps, but I did get to do a little bit of stepping […]

By : Sally Valentine

January 05 2011

Day 4

All this walking has gotten me thinking about eating healthier too. NO, I’m not going to log in everything I eat, but today I went to T’s restaurant in the K-Mart plaza in Webster. It’s a family place – only open for breakfast and lunch, but the food is good, the prices are reasonable, and […]

By : Sally Valentine

January 04 2011

Day 3

Another false start. I can’t believe that I forgot to wear my pedometer to the gym. I didn’t realize it until I finished my weight training and stepped onto the treadmill. So it’s only Jan. 3 and I’m already into one of those “If a tree falls in the woods” situations. Do steps taken while […]

By : Sally Valentine

January 02 2011

Day 1

So it’s day number 1 of my stepping challenge, and I’m already behind. Here’s what happened. SALLY’S PLAN A: Go to Eastview Mall and spend an hour just walking around. Then return gifts and shop the after Christmas sales. Log at least 8,000 steps.   HUSBAND GARY’S PLAN A: Go to Eastview Mall and spend only as […]