More signs of spring: coyotes!
I could hear them howling/calling to me this morning as I loped through Mouse Town. I know there is a coyote community in and around Mouse Town, they've been mentioned a few times in the local news and I've heard them on a few other mornings. I think that technically, coyotes move in "packs", but "pack" has such sinister connotations. I prefer "community".
I'm going with the assumption that they're still more afraid of me than I am of them. Still, I think my speed up the hill that exits Mouse Town has increased as a result of their cheering.
It was also a balmy 32.2 *F when I headed out before sunrise this morning - that's officially above freezing!
This week, I also surpassed the latest healthy incentive challenge at Magnum's work. Recall that we jump through these healthy hoops? The pedometers? The health screenings? The etc.?
In fact, I did manage to get to the required level of step counts a few months ago, JUST before the pedometer crapped out. Another way to get points is to go to the healthy website and complete a few tasks like tracking exercise, keeping a food journal, reading articles, trying recipes, etc. So I started doing some of those things to get my point count to where it needed to be.
Okay, so I stepped 400,000 steps and got 40 points. Yeah, thats ONE point for every 10,000 steps. And now I learned that I can get FIVE points just for saying I ran. I get THREE points for
pretending reading one article. Another THREE points for adding a recipe to my "favorites". I don't even have to make it! All from the comfort of my chair.
I will admit, though, that making myself go to the site each day has made me more aware of my choices - healthy or not. It's at least made me think about cooking and eating better, and I added some easy yoga moves to my day... when I remember. It's become part of my daily routine to logon to the site and do my exercise tracking.
It doesn't have a category for "running from coyotes", though. I totally think I should get extra points for that.
P.S. I've invoked the comment moderation puzzles once again as the spambots have infiltrated. I had been keeping caught up with them for the most part, but I guess spring has released new and larger litters!.