I have started a new job. I am not going to tell you anything about it except for the following things:
*I work in an office building instead of my house for the first time in about four years.
*I am starting this office from scratch and currently work alone in said office building.
*I am alone all day and only really talk to a woman named Pam who is the person who works in the main office for the building.
Can you tell I am kind of lonely in my new office?
The first thing I found out about this building is that I have to park really far away. I mean really far. I will be walking in with several people, but nobody talks to anyone. I started to count how many steps it is to the building from where I have to park my car. Guess how many it takes.
Go ahead and guess. I can wait.
Okay, twist my arm, I will tell you. 350. 350 steps one way to my new office that I affectionately call The Palace.
There is one bathroom on the floor. I am lucky because I work on the floor with the women's bathroom. The men's room is on the next floor up. Guess how many steps it is to the bathroom. I won't keep you in suspense any longer. It is 65 steps one way. That is 130 steps round trip and that is a little less than 1/3 of the way to the car in the parking lot.
The elevator takes forever because so many people are lazy or can't walk up and down the steps to get to the respective bathroom, so I tend to walk down the steps when I need to get downstairs. I am on the 7th floor and there are 22 steps for each level plus three steps to get around the landings. That is an additional 175 steps each time I need to descend to the bottom. Sometimes I do this just to see what is going on with Pam.
The weather has been really nice so I have gone out for lunch. Since I am now working downtown I have gone to Subway quite a bit. I know what it is, it doesn't cause me undue intestinal distress, and it fits into my very meager budget. It is roughly 3000 steps round trip.
All told I am walking about 4500 steps just to get around at work.
With this information I have come to the conclusion that the recommended 10,000 steps a day is a ton of steps. I also think that we better hire our second person soon or I may just lose my ever loving mind.