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Steps, steps, and more steps

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Time to check in on my New Year's Resolution. It has turned out to have been a good choice: committing to averaging 10,000 steps a day has forced me to make a big change in my behavior and to be consistent about it over a long period of time.

At midnight on August 31st / September 1st I have walked over two and a half million steps (2,520,074). That's a daily average of 10,328 steps.

So far this year, I have walked 10,000 or more steps on exactly two thirds of all the days in the year. I am currently working on a streak of 16 days in a row over 10,000 and my longest streak this year was 27.

The most steps I walked in any single day was 28,283 steps one day while I was in India. The month with the highest daily average was July (15,113 steps/day).

Current plans are to maintain (and increase my average) until the end of the year and then make the same resolution next year.

Keep on Sparkin' my friends.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MUSTANG_SALLY2 9/11/2012 8:57AM

    Wow. that's allotta steps! I need to reset my focus!


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WONDERFUL2BME 9/7/2012 2:37AM

    Yes on the same resolution! Why change something that is working.

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BEATLETOT 9/3/2012 9:24PM

    Really enjoyed reading all your stats....great work!

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CHOCOHIPPO 9/1/2012 8:05PM

    Wow! That is an amazing accomplishment. Very inspirational!

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MAUIMA 9/1/2012 7:46PM

    Well done! You are an inspiration for sure.
Keep up the good work.

So often it seems, folks get sidetracked by thinking harder work is what is necessary. I think consistency is so critical, because it crosses so many aspects, the physical and mental.

So in my book, your consistency makes you a champ.


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KAYOTIC 9/1/2012 4:29PM

    emoticon Hope you have some good shoes for all that walking! Great job!!!

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    What subject do you teach again? I hope it's statistics... or history... or English. You're good at all of them! Anyway, excellent job on all the steps! I know you had a rough start to the year, but you sure have tackled it!

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PINKNFITCARLA 9/1/2012 11:22AM

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NOMIS1 9/1/2012 10:58AM

    You are really doing great!

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HEALTHYLU1 9/1/2012 10:34AM

    I'm completely impressed, not only that you are doing this, but also that you have all these statistics on your progress. Great job!

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    YAY! What an achievement! It was a great resolution to make, as it is improving your fitness and yet it is feasible for you. Congratulations!

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JSTETSER 9/1/2012 6:15AM

    TaiChiDancer, you are such an encouragement to me! You go guy!

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ARCHIMEDESII 9/1/2012 5:40AM


I love walking ! Walking is not only great cardiovascular exercise, I find it helps reduce stress too.


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SUSIEGKORN 9/1/2012 2:34AM

    Wow, that's quite an accomplishment! You must feel wonderful! I'm proud of you! Keep on steppin'!

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