Taking Steps

Here is an example of how many steps I usually take when taking my beloved hound for a walk….

every-day-walk

My normal walk…

And here is an example of the steps I will take when avoiding someone who has annoyed me….

going-for-a-walk

Taking steps….

This suggests that I do actually have a streak of determination threading through my veins, but unfortunately to access it I have to be annoyed.

Meanwhile, I have an exciting new series of posts to slap up! I will save the details for later as I do not want to exhaust my readers by giving them an overdose of thrills, but put it this way, it is a series to rival A Book on a Chair!!! I know, crazy talk.

Right, better go out and walk for several miles. Smoke me a fish finger, I’ll be back for supper!

36 thoughts on “Taking Steps

  1. dinahmow

    Blimey! That’s a big lot of steps! I have 12 stairs and go down and up many times in a day.And sometimes I walk down to the beach.I’ve never counted how far that is. I did buy a momomometer-thingy to count them for me…but I kept forgetting to wear it. And now I can’t find it.
    I hope this helps!

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      It is a lot of steps, Dinah! Especially for my little legs. You’ll probably find that you walk as far – it’s surprising how many steps are taken by just walking around the south wing of my mansion 🙂
      Sx

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  2. batarde

    Oh, interesting. According to my calculations not only do you cover more ground when annoyed, but your stride shortens appreciably. This is suggestive of irritable scurrying, or else you attached the pedometer to Sidney in an attempt to cook the books. One hopes that all this ambulatory activity was therapeutic, at any rate.
    All agog for these exciting new posts, so please get them slapped!

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Calculations????!!! Are you a maths wizard, Mr Batarde? And you are saying that I have an irritable scurry???? This may be very funny, BUT!!! I’m not sure I want an irritable scurry. I think it all depends on how often Sidney stops and starts. Or maybe the app on my phone is unreliable???
      Sx

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  3. LẌ

    “a series to rival A Book on a Chair”

    YES! YES! YES! We all got a lot of mileage out of that one!

    Speaking of mileage, why “km” instead of “miles” like The Queen intended?

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      I should do another book on a chair, Mr Lax! I have read plenty lately. The new series may fizzle out after two posts 🙂
      Meanwhile, I know, what is this km business all about? I will see if I can fiddle with it in settings.
      Sx

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      1. Scarlet Post author

        Monsieur Pain – The time stamp, admittedly I wasn’t tramping about in the dark. My tramping years are over! When I get back from my morning walk I put my phone down and don’t pick it up again until I go to bed…. when it’s useful should I need a torch. I often do.
        Sx

    1. Scarlet Post author

      Savvy – It’s africahotoutside today!!! I had to go out early this morning and even in the shade it was too warm! I am a bit knackered, hence my late replies.
      Sx

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  4. Ponita

    You are attempting to be Canadian if you are using km! I am sure sashaying would be visually preferable to scurrying but much less therapeutic as far as exercise goes. My mobile (or cell as we refer to the device on this side of the pond) does those calculations for me but I never carry it with me inside the house. I have been known to knock off 10,000 steps on a busy day at work. And when I had a dog, I added to that tremendously.

    I could use a dog (again) too, but it isn’t in the cards right now. Too much work going on in the house and working fulltime with a daily commute of 1.5 hours (total, not one way) means time is short. My stride, however, is anything but. I cover close to a meter (3 ft-ish) and get accused of running at work, but if you watch my feet, they don’t move all that quickly. I just move with purpose. Never did learn to amble.

    Looking forward to the new whatsit! xo

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Ponita – I would love to be Canadian…. though I think my stride only cover 1.5 feet! I would have to scurry even harder to keep up with you!
      I probably do another 1000 steps a day indoors, funny how it all adds up.
      Sx

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  5. Inexplicable DeVice

    Ha hah haa! If I had one of those step counter thingies, it would show the same thing! Although, my extra steps are triggered by the mere presence of people, annoying or otherwise. The Very Mistress has said something similar in the not too distant past…

    I am on the edge of my bookless seat with anticipation of the Next Big Thing!

    P.S. I am eating melt-in-the-middle smoked haddock fishcakes for tea, if that helps?

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mr Devine – I am having salmon for tea tonight, if I can be bothered. Doesn’t this weather put you off cooking? I fancy a scoop of ice cream in a glass of lemonade for dinner…. just like in 1976.
      The next big thing…. ha, ha, ha!!!! Oh dear.
      Sx

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    2. Inexplicable DeVice

      My seat is bookless no more. I have read nearly four books since my last comment, and have nowhere to put them except on the seat behind me. I’m being pushed off onto the floor!
      Is the “exciting new series of posts” about home improvement? Is the curtains post the first one? Will those frosted window sticker-thingies that Jon featured be part of the series (I am considering getting some for one of my more public windows)?? Or is it all about the ice-cream float?!?
      I can feel a buried-bottle headache coming on… (although, that may be because of the wine I had for tea – as you say, too hot to cook!)

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  6. kylie

    Sometime in the last 18 months I have become dog obsessed so I am hoping the new series features the hound…….
    food is equally appealing……
    take steps toward your computer/ ipad/ device thingy….. as many as it takes!

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Kylie – My dog is small, but demanding! And he’s certainly helping me keep fit. I will take some pics of him for your viewing pleasure!
      Sx

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  7. nick

    And if someone has driven you totally round the bend, you might take 10,000 steps? Ah yes, the Book on a Chair, the legendary, iconic, seminal blog series that changed the tired old world of blogging for ever. Fans around the globe have been screaming for a new series ever since. Funny how the Book on a Stool series never had the same appeal and fizzled out ignominiously.

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Nick – indeed, I had emails of complaint about the stool series. A mucky business that’s best forgotten, so please make no mention of it again! The new series is rather abstract and no chairs, sofas, or day beds will be harmed during its making.
      Sx

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Monsieur Pain – Huge excitement! I have found a new motivation…. being fed up has motivated me to make something…. all will be revealed in my next, eagerly anticipated, post.
      Sx

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Eryl – Something, and nothing. I think it might of been a case of two ratty women crossing paths at the wrong time…. although I will pledge that I was the innocent party, let’s not get too carried away with this forgiveness malarkey!
      Sx

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  8. Scarlet Post author

    Oh my goodness!!! Thank you, Bill! I should be a judge, where do I sign up?? I love fish fingers with tartare sauce and lemon juice….
    Annoying???? No!!! Fabulous.
    Sx

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  9. eroswings

    As long as you’re moving, that’s all that matters. A good walk is always a pleasant and beneficial activity. Walking with a dog makes it all the more interesting and sometimes adventurous!

    I know that I definitely walk faster when I listen to music. Most times, I find myself bopping and dancing to the dance music playlist. And I sometimes forget that I’m in public, esp. if I wear my shades and hat. Then a car slows down just enough for the people to cheer me on or shout something about liking my moves. I end up smiling sheepishly and wave back…

    Looking forward to the new series. And I hope you enjoyed the fish fingers! Enjoy the sunshine and heat while you still can. Winter comes too soon!

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  10. Scarlet Post author

    I can just imagine you doing that, Mr Swings!! If I listened to music whilst I walked I think I’d be more likely to sing and thus I would probably upset the cows!
    Winter????? Stoppit!!!! I’m only just getting into the swing of leaving the house without a jacket.
    Sx

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