141,933 steps. That’s what I’ve taken so far in my Walk the Rhode Ahead challenge from Blue Cross and Blue Shield. It’s a six week challenge to take 420,000 steps, averaging 10,000 steps each day and 70,000 per week. I’m on pace, but I get all of today to take steps and gain some steps to put in “the bank.” Working in the yard has helped, but no matter what, I have to walk for 2 – 3 miles each day to guarantee I hit 10,000.
Speaking of working in the yard, I splurged on a little rolling cart that I can sit on while I pull weeds. It holds my tools and has a strap to pull it along. Disregard the cup holders because that’s when I sit on it, there’s no room for drinks. This is the best tool I’ve purchased for yard work in a long time. The first time I used it, I was able to comfortably pull weeds for almost three hours!! This is not an easy feat with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Since being diagnosed years ago with RA, I’ve always maintained that movement is the best medicine. Sometimes it takes a while to get the legs moving, but once they do, I always feel better!!