Well, maybe 5000 is a bit of an exaggeration
but let's see what I CAN do....
Every morning when the first bird starts to sing, I walk around our complex for one hour.
That's five laps
Each lap is 1500 steps......and yes, I counted them :)
So that's 7,500 steps and I'm guessing that since I walk at a fairly fast pace that would be around 3.5 mph.
Now 30 days of 3.5 miles per day would equal 105 miles per month.
Or 1260 miles in a year!
Except I don't walk in the month of December.... and perhaps some of November and April due to the fact that snow and ice and I are not compatible.
But I think I do get to count the stroll my Honey and I take most days. I need to count those steps (he keeps interrupting my concentration!) but I would estimate those strolls are about a mile.
And a daily hour of walking at 3.5 mph burns 300 calories which equates to 2.6 lbs per month and over 30 lbs per year! (I didn't do the calculations but I did read it somewhere!) At that rate I should have no problems maintaining my weight and yet I don't seem to be dropping those lbs. Must have something to do with eating more....
It's so much easier to get out and walk in a South Carolina winter. It will be Spring here when we leave the end of March but still winter in New York.