For Father's Day my kids bought me a Fit Bit. I thought it would be cool to have one and to see how many steps or miles I walk at work. My first day of using my Fitbit I walked over 17,000 miles with a goal of 10,000. No wonder my feet hurt.
My second day I had even more steps. I worked a full day at the grocery store and went to the Country Stampede. The Country Stampede is the country music concert that is held in Manhattan, KS. This year it was moved to Topeka because of all the rain at Tuttle Creek Reservoir. It was a long walk from our parking spot to the concert and a wet run back to the car after a thunderstorm canceled the Jason Aldean concert. I probably walked about 17,000 steps at work and I ended the day with 27,446 steps. This would be about 13 miles altogether.
Yesterday was my third day, I only had 19,740 steps. Last night, I was looking at my Fitbit and it said that I needed to take a rest. I thought it was strange that a program designed to help me be fit decided that I had done enough exercise. So, I decided to listen to it. Today is my day off and I am resting. It is almost 10:30 and I have taken 314 steps. You don't have to tell me twice to take a rest.
It is great to chase our goals and dreams. Sometimes we are doing the work, putting in the miles, taking the steps we need to advance our career and to get our jobs done. There is a time to push and work hard but we also need rest. Taking the time to have fun, listen to the radio, watch a movie, play with your kids or grandkids, or do nothing at all. Maybe you need to listen to my Fitbit and we'll all take a rest.