Walkies V

Ortuvann and Løvstakken 4.43 pm
by thinkbigshrinktofit.

A bit of variation from day to day, even in this scene. I wouldn’t have noticed it, if it hadn’t been for a rather low count on my pedometer. Even after the walk around Lynghaug pond (see my Flickr photos), I still hadn’t racked up much more than 4000 steps. After one round around Ortuvann, I was in the 6000’s. (I was off work so didn’t have all the walking there to help my count.)

I debated whether or not to walk some more. I had been out for over an hour and although I was no longer cold (nor sweaty), I was tired and rather annoyed that my pedometer didn’t show more. I made myself go one more round around Ortuvann, and I’m glad I did. A woman was feeding the ducks in the water, and they would chase each other around, splashing, trying to take the food out of each others mouths. The swan had moved to this side of the lake and was watching the going-ons. It occurred to me that the swan was actually trying to learn. I still haven’t been able to determine what kind it is.

Today’s pedometer count will stop below 9000. I’ll try to get over 12000 tomorrow. Two walks with extra rounds around each ponds should do it.

By Keera Ann Fox

I am a bi-lingual American who has lived most of my life in Norway.
Jeg er en tospråklig amerikaner som har bodd mesteparten av mitt liv i Norge.

7 replies on “Walkies V”

Back when I was doing the pedometer thing, my goal was 10,000 steps a day. It was a hard goal to reach on days when I was at work because I have such a sedentary job. On days when I let my camera lead me around, though, I\’d get to 10,000 without any effort!


See, my trouble is, I was out for over an hour – on what would have been a 50-minute walk hadn\’t I stopped to take all those pictures. 😉 I\’m very sedentary at home, because there I tend to stay nailed to the computer for hours.And you know, this is getting boring. Already. Especially writing about it. I need a change of scenery and input. And I still have more than 3 weeks to go!I tell myself it\’s a new habit and it takes a month to get a new habit to be a regular habit. So 10,000 today it is.


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