My husband keeps his phone in his pocket all day. He’s got it set up to track his steps, and he’s always annoyed when it pipes up with “Be more active!” while he’s at work. One can only be so active at work when you’re, you know, working and all. He’s always impressed that I get so many steps in, most days hitting my 10K goal. He wondered how I did it — until I went out of town and he was on solo kid duty for three days straight. His phone was then chiming in with “Great work!” and “You hit your step goal!” He finally understood: Even eating dinner will gain you about 500 steps a day with the jumping up for paper towels to wipe up spilled milk and trips to the fridge to grab milk to refill what was spilled.
Moms walk a lot, is what I’m saying. Whether you stay at home with the kids and are doing endless laundry trips up and down the stairs or whether you’re doing daycare drop-off, you need support, right? And then there’s the walking for exercise thing for those days when you have time. This is where Rykä comes in. I’m sure you’re like me and concern yourself more with your kids ever-growing feet than replacing your worn out sneaks, so here’s your opportunity to treat yourself!
Rykä is giving one reader a chance to win a pair of walking shoes — and they’re super cute.
The Devotion Plus 2 ($79.99) has breathable mesh to keep your fast feet cool and all the support you need to keep up with your kiddos. So if it’s been awhile since you bought yourself a pair of shoes (ahem, if it’s been since 2010, I’d say you’re due … ), comment below (U.S. only, please) to enter yourself in our giveaway. Just tell me where you get the most steps in your day. Is it while hauling laundry? Walking kids to school? Chasing your toddler across the parking lot? For me, it’s the long trek in and out of schools at pickup! —Erin