One of the things I really like about my pedometer is it keeps track of overall steps and aerobic steps. Aerobic steps, according to the pedometer, are 10 minutes of continuous walking with more than 60 steps a minute.
Why is this valuable? It lets me see when I'm working out versus when I am running around. There are times when I feel like I am doing more than I really am and times when I don't realize how much I'm exerting myself.
I earned most of my steps yesterday running around-- walking to and from class, hanging out with my mom, cleaning the house, and so on. I took Ginger for a little walk but the wind was really intense. Because I didn't get a ton of aerobic steps yesterday, I'll make it a point to get them today.