In light of Valentine’s Day, my office decided to host a friendly challenge for the health of our hearts: a pedometer challenge! Between February 15 and 28, we’re going to record how many steps we take and log our numbers in a chart circulating amongst the office. At the end of the month, the person with the most steps wins!
It’s strictly a friendly (and optional) competition, but it’s been really neat to see how into the idea of a pedometer challenge my office is. Everyone was wearing theirs yesterday, and throughout the day we’d be swapping our step numbers to see where everyone was at. (It helps that most of us are competitive by nature.) Personally, I know I get too lazy for my own good, so this challenge is good motivation for me to get my butt off the couch and start moving. Now that the weather is gradually starting to warm up, I’m planning on walking to and from work instead of taking the bus. Not only is that better for me and will help me log more steps in this challenge, but it’ll also allow me to avoid the awfulness of DC’s public transportation systems, so it’s a triple win!