My goal for June is to get in 12,000 steps per day, and so far, I've done it. It's been pretty hard to do the last few days, since I haven't been running. I got in a ton of steps over the weekend at Boston College. We walked everywhere, and rarely had a chance to sit, so I wound up with over 30,000 steps a day. These are the stats from my Fitbit:
I averaged over 21,000 steps per day, and my total distance was over 74 miles! I'm used to just tracking my running mileage, so it's been kind of fun to see just how much distance I actually cover, between the running and the daily tasks/walking.
Yesterday, Eli had his appointment at the otolaryngologist at the children's hospital in Ann Arbor. His appointment was at 10:00, so I told him he could stay home the whole day--that we'd go to his appointment, and then have lunch together afterward. He was definitely excited about that ;)
The doctor ended up putting a scope through his nose and into his throat to check out his adenoids. It was just what we suspected--his adenoids are way too large, and they're blocking part of his airway. That is likely the cause of his snoring and heavy breathing. I was surprised when I saw the picture at just how big the adenoid was (you can see that it's blocking the airway quite a bit).
So, Eli will be having surgery to remove his adenoids and his tonsils. The doctor said that they remove the tonsils at the same time as the adenoids, and the whole procedure is only about 15 minutes. I'm so glad that we know what is going on, and that the surgery will hopefully correct it!
After his appointment, we were driving through Ann Arbor, and I really wanted to eat somewhere different for lunch. I hate driving through unfamiliar cities, though, and I couldn't find a place on the street, so we just ended up going away from downtown and stopping at Max & Erma's. I'd never been to Max & Erma's before, but the menu looked good. Neither one of us liked the food, though, so we won't be going back. But I did like the wrapper that was around my napkin:
We couldn't go to Ann Arbor without stopping at Whole Foods for dessert, of course. So we each got a brownie to take home with us. It was such a long time since I'd been to Whole Foods! I wanted to stay and browse around, but Eli was ready to get home.
In the evening, I realized I still had to get in about 7,000 steps. I decided to walk to Kroger, which is a little over three miles away, and then have Jerry come pick me up. We needed to get milk and bread, so I figured I would at least feel like I was walking with a purpose. Eli asked if he could come with me, so of course I said sure.
I really didn't think Eli would last the whole 3+ miles. He walks slower than I do, so it felt like it took forever, but we had a good walk. Some of the things he thinks about crack me up. Out of nowhere, he said this: "Wouldn't it be really cool if there was an elevator that went to the top of Mount Everest? And inside the elevator, there would be a treadmill, so you could run on the treadmill while the elevator went to the top. Then you could tell people, 'I ran all the way to the top of Mount Everest!'"
|Almost two miles in|
Hahaha, I thought that was very clever thinking (while totally random). About two miles in, Jerry and Noah drove by, and Noah decided to get out and walk the rest of the way with us. I was surprised that Eli made it the whole way, because it took us over an hour, but he did it! Right as we got there, I hit 12,000 steps.
Right now as I type this, it's 7:45 pm and I'm only at 5,700 steps for the day. Not even halfway there. I don't want to ruin my streak, but I don't know if I'll be getting in all 12,000 today. It's been a long day!
Update at 9:01 pm... I did it! I called my best friend Sarah in Arizona, and chatted on the phone while I walked about five loops of my neighborhood. Glad to keep the streak going ;)