Wednesday, February 24, 2010

she's always on the go...

leah is always moving.

always.

she never stops.

back and forth. back and forth. up and down. back and forth. go. go. go.

if her legs aren't moving, her fingers are. she's a professional snapper.

she's also a professional breath holder. takes it to the limit, but never passes out.

she's just constantly moving.

so one day (january 30th to be exact), i decided to put a pedometer on her.

{background: the average american does not surpass 2,000 steps in a day. the average american should be taking 10,000 steps a day. i usually only hit 10,000 if i go on a run. i average 1,500 steps a mile when i run...about 2,000 a mile when i walk. so, because leah has a much shorter stride, she'd need to take quite a few more steps than me to hit a mile. back to leah...}like i was saying, i decided to put a pedometer on her.

wow.

the girl hit 23,309.

yes. twenty three thousand three hundred nine steps.

oh, and that was including an hour and a half nap and waiting to put the pedometer on until she had been awake for an hour and a half. basically, leah walks more in an hour than you and i walk all day.

i love this picture of her. shows the little pedometer attached to her jammies. and i couldn't even snap a decent picture before she was on the go again.

8 comments:

Molly said...

That's AMAZING!!

Cheryl and William said...

You should also see how many hugs she gives to people each day- she gave me at least 6 while at her own birthday party. What a true sweetheart!

Karen Hauley said...

I want to be leah when I start running again.

Kirstin said...

I can't even believe that! Go Leah!!!!

Kristen said...

You better be feeding Leah some serious food because she must be burning soooo many calories. I wonder how exhausted we'd be at the end of the day if we just followed Leah around and did everything that she does. I think I'd lose about 20 pounds!

JAZKK Low said...

WHAT!!! So that is how she stays so slim! I am going to try that! :) I want to put it on Zach, he is the same way. Probably not 23,000, but one the go ALL the time, until I turn on the TV...

Jenny said...

That's really funny! I want to try that on Sammy...but for her it's not just the walking...she's a jumper!

Rob and Marseille said...

and wasnt it just last year that you were trying to help her walk!