We can sign up individually or join teams, so I formed a team called the Family Circus. Why Family Circus? Because this time, we can enroll family members on our teams. We started out with four spouses signed up on our team, but I had to kick my husband off, uh, I mean, remove him from the team because he was sidelined by some unexpected minor surgery the second week. As team captain, I just couldn’t let him drag our averages down! Do you get the impression we’re a competitive bunch?
Even though I achieved my personal goal the first week, I was at the back of the pack when compared to my team mates. Instead of 140 minutes per person, the team averaged 271 minutes each and we averaged 74, 231 steps per person, far exceeding the 56,000 step goal. The team I was on last time never quite hit its stride, so I’m hoping this first week is a good indicator of some committed folks. And, who knows, I may even be inspired to step up my own exercise program. I’ll never be the class star, but I can try adding a bit more walking to my routine to increase my steps and minutes.
That small change would have the added benefit of increasing my aerobic capacity, something my personal trainer keeps encouraging me to do. And, it sure would make my dog happy. As much as Banjo loves to lie around, he also loves his too infrequent walks. Sounds like a win all the way around.