Over the past few months, I have made it a goal to hit 10,000 steps a day. Some days it is incredibly easy, other days it is a battle. Let’s face it, there are days when I am just a lazy mess. Plain and simple.
Sometimes I wish I was one of those people who never hits snooze on their alarm in the morning, I am not.
As much as I wish I was one of those people who lives for waking up and going to the gym in the morning, I am far from it.
The idea of being on a treadmill is not at all motivating to me. So when I need a little inspiration to just move it, I head to the Quinnipiac Linear Trail in Wallingford, Connecticut.
The Quinnipiac Linear Trail is a relatively new find for me. I was introduced to it by a former co-worker who lives in the area. I started going with her in the morning on the weekends and realized it was a convenient spot to stop on my way home from work. It is a lot easier to motivate myself to get there and get some steps in because it is down right beautiful.
This trail is roughly 4 miles in and out, but you would hardly know it once you are done. The trail is paved throughout and is completely flat, making it good for walking, running, biking or even roller skating if that is what you are into.
HOWEVER, my favorite part about this trail is that is is open year round. So it leaves me with no excuses to avoid going in the summer…
By the time I am done, I am generally just shy of my 10,000 step goal. This guarantees that I will hit it by the end of the day.
I have been asked by many people what I use to track my steps. Lately, have been alternating between my FitBit One Activity Tracker and my Apple Watch (Series 1). I have found that both are fairly accurate. The FitBit is a less expensive option but it does not provide the heart rate monitoring that the Apple Watch does.
If you are in the Connecticut area and want to check out this trail, you can find more information here.
What areas near you make you want to get out and move it?
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