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Misty R.

I've been a Stanford Employee since June 1996. Worked at the same position for over 10 then changed jobs to work in the Hospital 26 months ago. I am married to a great man with 4 kids, ages range from 15 to 24. And a Grandson who turned 4 in December. We have a beautiful cat, Sassy, who's 2 years old. I'm an avid photographer and would LOVE to do that for a living.
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Apr 16 2009 by kerry
hello misty. thank you for accepting me as your friend. good day.....
Apr 15 2009 by Kenneth F.

Hi Misty:

The pedometers handed out were unfortunately useless.  Mine didn't last more than a week.  The one I use is from Brookstone.  It works great, although I did run the battery down, so it's time for a new battery.

I also use a pulse monitor, for the times I do cardio.  It helps to know when to back down, or kick it up a notch.  A neat thing about them is they also communicate with the elliptical cross trainer and recumbent bikes, so you can monitor your pulse while using that equipment.  Since not all the handles have readers, this makes frees one up to exercise however desired.



Apr 14 2009 by Kenneth F.

HI Misty:

Not taking the class and have to replace the battery in my pedometer, but great job!  Thanks for adding me to your friends list. 

I walk about 10,000 steps a day, between work, noontime exercise and walking my dog each evening, but haven't gone for any records yet.

 Guess thats next.



May 24 2008 by Sharicia S.
Hey Misty!  I've been wanting to do the stepping out w/ stanford thing so I'm glad to see someone else I know is doing it!  Tell me about it when you have time.  Write me on email though because you know we do not have internet access!  I love that pic of you btw! 
May 06 2008 by Misty R.

Stepping Out with Stanford

Post Week 2's important numbers...

Ended with 75,000 steps over 7 days and...

Boosted my high number of steps in a day to 15,582 on Fri, 5/2/08

3 days of walk/jog intervals...

Apr 29 2008 by Misty R.

Stepping Out with Stanford class

What I've learned in 2 weeks with my Pedometer:

- a brisk 10 min walk will take over 1,000 steps 

- a 1 hour long walk will take 7,000+ steps

- my highest number of steps in 1 day is 15,432

- Pre-SOwS class: total steps 41,324 for 4 days of tracking

- Week 1 of SOwS class: total steps 42,741 for 7 days of tracking

My long-term goal is 100,000 steps in a week and short-term is averaging at least 10,000 steps per day.

Is there anyone else out there on campus taking this class?

Apr 16 2008 by Misty R.
I picked up my Stepping Out with Stanford packet on Monday and have been using it the last 2 days.  Yesterday, I hit 10,000 steps right after I got home from work and now, at 4:30pm, I've hit over 11,600.  And the goal was for 10,000 per day.  wow...
Apr 09 2008 by Misty R.

Stepping Out with Stanford...beginning April 21st.  HIP has a program for us Campus Walkers.  Since I am already hitting the pavement a few times each week during my lunch hour, this Online class seems like the perfect compliment to my Healthy Living plan. 

Anyone who signed up for this class, I'd love to hear from you!