Lol I compete with my brothers every week.one of them is a stay at home dad and walk all over the god damn place. Sometimes I get tired of getting my butt kicked. So I’ll swap wrists and play my guitar for a few hours
@phendrick I used to regularly take my dog on a 3 mile hike through the woods that finishes with about a mile stretch with ~500ft elevation gain. But now she’s pushing 15 y.o. and just not up to the long hikes so we’re limited to shorter jaunts. Breaks my heart (and hers too) when I sneak away for the longer walks without her.
@macromeh I’d be happy to take mine regularly for a 2 or 3 mile walk (might get me back in shape), but that would probably take an hour per mile – she spends more time stopping with her nose in the grass than she does walking. In the old neighborhood, I finally got where I limited her to one stop per yard we passed, then I would tow her (instead of the other way around). And I thought my old basset hound mix was dedicated to her nose, but this one (a three and a half year old lab mix) is at least as bad.
@chienfou I’d imagine you would. I cover about 3 - 3.5 miles doing 6-8 hours of laundry at the animal shelter, including a fair bit of walking back and forth from a big fan to cool off (deep south, no A/C in the dog warehouse where the laundry stuff is), and that includes a lot of sitting around. The catch I have is that would not be speed walking. In your case likely more of it is - along with far less sitting around.
I ride bicycle. Of course I don’t track them but when I had a poor quality tracker it didn’t detect most ‘steps’ when riding. I stopped using it after a 40 mile bike ride resulted in less than 3,000 ‘steps’ and I have never cared to track since then.
I don’t track my steps, nor have a clue to how many I should have. I do take a 4 mile walk every day, and I think the last time we had a “steps” question, I looked it it up, did the calculation, and that wasn’t nearly enough per per the interwebs.
I’m an IT guy in the pharma industry. We’ve been a little busy lately. Also coach youth softball. My calves are in pretty good shape. If I need extra steps I typically just say the wrong thing to my wife and there I go.