By : Sally Valentine

January 16 2011

Day 15

THIS is why I need to walk 11,000 steps a day.   If you are what you eat, then I’m a hot fudge sundae with mint chocolate chip ice cream and whipped cream and a cherry. I got hooked on them when I was a college student working at Friendly’s, and I hate to tell you […]

By : Sally Valentine

January 15 2011

Day 14

I managed to just make my 11,000 steps today without going to the gym. All it took was dusting, vacuuming, mopping, changing the sheets, cleaning the bathrooms, doing laundry and going grocery shopping. It would have been easier to use the treadmill for 45 minutes. Day 14: 11,001 Steps  YTD: 115,346 Steps  Goal: 132,000 Steps

By : Sally Valentine

January 14 2011

Day 13

Reasons NOT to walk outside. 1. Too cold    2. Too windy   3. Too snowy    4. Too icy Reasons NOT to walk on the treadmill. Darn it, none. I went to the gym. Day 13: 11,076 Steps  YTD: 104,345 Steps  Goal: 121,000 Steps

By : Sally Valentine

January 13 2011

Day 12

Bed…… Treadmill Bed……  Treadmill Bed……  Treadmill Bed!   Day 12: 6,336 Steps     YTD:93,269 Steps     Goal:110,000

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 […]