Thursday, May 13, 2010

30 in 30 Days 22, 23, 24, & 25: A Chink in the Armor

Monday, as expected, I did plenty of walking in the airports.  I had a long layover in Atlanta and found that Concourse E had nicer food options and was a lot quieter than Concourse C where my gates were.  I used an iPhone app called Gate Guru to see what restaurants were available and found Nature's Table, which offered lots of salads and wraps. I also used the Metro to get to my hotel, so there was some walking on both ends of the trip.  I know why city dwellers are, on average, so much thinner than those of us who don't have access to public transit.

I had less success on Tuesday, when the walking I did was mostly from conference session to conference session. It was a big conference center, so there is some possibility that I got 30 minutes of activity in. I felt pretty exhausted, but that isn't always a good indicator when traveling.

I know I got lots of walking on Wednesday, when we visited Capitol Hill and went from offices on the House to the Senate side and back again. I also did a Metro trip for dinner and had a nice 7-block walk from the Metro stop to my hotel.

Today, though, I know I didn't get 30 minutes. I was up at 3:30 a.m. for a 6:00 a.m. flight.  I did some amount of walking in airports but most of my day was either on an airplane or waiting for one. When I got home, I took a nap and then headed to a meeting for a charity board. I'm pretty tired from my trip.

So on average, I got my 30 minutes a day or more, but my goal was 30 minutes a day, and I definitely missed my goal for at least one day.

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