Today is the first day of my company's 4-week "Keeping Up With the Joneses" challenge. We're doing it in teams of six: you had a choice to create a team, or be randomly assigned. I chose to be randomly assigned, in the hopes of making new friends. The goal is to get an average of 8000 steps per person, per day, and so far I am on track.
Of course, I woke up this morning to find that the team in first place had already logged over twenty miles. Per person. It's kind of discouraging to know you've literally lost before you've begun. Especially since the day is winding to a close, and three of my teammates haven't logged any steps at all. Frustrating, to say the least. But I've decided that I just need to shift my focus onto my own personal goals (such as getting the health insurance discount for participating) and never mind the rest.
(But the Competitive Beast half of my nature is probably going to send a few, um, encouraging emails tomorrow if there's still no stepping... it's one thing to be on a team that doesn't place, but another thing entirely to be on a team that can't be arsed to even try.)