Back in April, I mentioned here on the blog that I had begun the practice of walking laps in the church auditorium while doing reading for grad school or preparation for Bible classes, sermons, etc. Once I started taking Hebrew in the fall, I realized that this also worked well for memorizing vocabulary words, and I continued to walk quite a few laps each week.
I have gotten some jokes about ruining the carpet in the auditorium or wearing grooves into the floor, but I have kept at it, partially because I know the exercise is good for me, and partially because it helps me stay alert and read better (than if I’m reclining in my chair or lying on my couch).
Being the person that I am, I kept meticulous records of the number of laps I walked each day, and man, it is amazing how it all adds up! Keep in mind that I didn’t start doing this until April and therefore missed out on 1/4 of the year:
Total Laps in 2013: 5608
Distance per Lap: approximately 74 yards
Total Distance: 235.8 miles
What all of this means is that in 2013, while at work (and while actually doing work), I did the equivalent of traveling from Fayetteville, Arkansas, to Kansas City, Missouri on foot. Pretty cool.
I am excited to see how many laps I can accumulate in a full year!