Exploration and Exercise

DC Convention Center

When I jog, I try to make the event both exercise and an opportunity to explore. I may not be an uber-geek like some of our friends – we all know who they are – but I must admit that I before I set out with my heart rate monitor and […]

20 Million Steps – 10 Thousand Miles

Over the past five years I recorded 20 million steps on my pedometer. Using the average of 2 thousand steps per mile, the 20 million steps equate to walking 10 thousand miles. In more tangible terms, that’s the equivalent to making two round trips from Washington, DC to San Francisco – on foot.

I reached […]

18 Million Steps – 9 Thousand Miles

This afternoon I reached 18 million pedometer-recorded steps. Over the past five years, I’ve kept track of my daily step count on a spreadsheet and projected when I would reach the next million-step mark. I knew today would be a significant day so I made the most of it.

Professor Allen and President Lincoln […]

17 Million Steps in Washington, DC

What a great week. I reached 17 million steps / 8,500 miles since November 2005– two and a half weeks ahead of my Memorial Day Weekend goal.

Washington Monument

I took advantage of the break between semesters and took a mini vacation to the Washington, DC area. It was nice to visit family and friends, […]

Presenting at the AAHPERD National Health Conference

The 125th American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) National Convention and Exposition in Indianapolis, Indiana was attended by over 5,400 health professionals and students from educational institutions, sports organizations, private industry, and government agencies. I attended as a college professor and AAHPERD member as well as a member of the American […]

Journey of Eight Thousand Miles

This weekend I completed 16 million pedometer steps since I began recording my steps 4 ½ years ago. Using the average of 2,000 steps per mile, I’ve walked 8,000 miles.

16 million steps = 8 thousand miles

When I look at my spreadsheet, I see that I walked an average of 10,500 steps per day. […]

Jogging Weather

31 Degrees in Fort Lauderdale

Today’s run at Fort Lauderdale beach was the first of the New Year. Although there was an 18 mph wind from the south, with gusts to 28 mph, the temperature was 73 °. Last weekend, the temperature was 31°, so I opted to postpone the inaugural run of the […]

Setting Healthy Goals

Once again we are at the start of a new year; a time when many of us make New Year’s resolutions and “start anew” in our lives. As we make these resolutions, or goals to better our lives in the upcoming year, we need to ensure that we will be successful. CDC Employees Exercising […]

My 7,500 Mile Walk

Over the past four years, I walked 15 million steps – the equivalent of walking 7,500 miles around the perimeter of the United States. That’s quite an accomplishment, considering I did it while teaching college courses, working at a library, completing a second master’s degree, volunteering and still managing to have time for myself.

Healthy Jogging as We Age

Adults need to engage in 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., brisk walking) every week (CDC, 2009). Regrettably, many adults give up exercise as they age due to prior injury, lack of time and interest, or because they know someone who told them that someone they know, knew someone […]