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Yesterday's Fitbit Goal - 100 Flights of Stairs


Friday, February 01, 2013

Can I just say how much I am LOVING my Fitbit! I've worn a pedometer before and have been motivated with the number of steps I could see. But all the stats from the Fitbit is REALLY keeping me moving!

One of the stats it keeps is how many flights of stairs you do (calculates it by an increase of 10 feet in elevation). Yesterday was my rest day for my half marathon training but I knew I wanted to still be active. I set the goal to do 100 flights of stairs. I announced it to my family and they were Wonderful support, asking me throughout the day where I was at.

We have a split level home. There is a flight of stairs to get to our front door and then once inside We have four different "levels" with 8 steps to get to each one. If I walk down to the bottom level all the way to the top it counts as 2 flights (going down does NOT count).

It was a TOUGH goal to reach. My legs burned, my right knee hurt! At 8:30, when I came home from a church meeting, I had 81 flights in. I was determined to finish. My 3 youngest were on the top level watching a movie so each time I reached the top I'd tell them the number I was at. They were so cute cheering me on.

I was Thrilled to finish my night with 101 floors, more than 11,000 steps and a calorie burn of 3500+. WooHoo!

I don't think I'll make it a weekly goal but maybe once a month I'll try to outdo my previous best on the flights of stairs.

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Krista

Tomorrow is 7 miles, going to do it outdoors instead of my treadmill. Should be interesting.
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CHICKIEMAUI 2/9/2013 12:13PM

    I have stairs in my house too so if I have to use the restroom I go upstairs! I usually hit about 35 flights, nowhere near 100! emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 2/9/2013 12:05PM

    Great job!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/9/2013 12:03PM

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MISSCUS 2/1/2013 11:54PM

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MISTYRIOS 2/1/2013 10:47PM

    Awesome job! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KMICHA 2/1/2013 7:17PM

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I AM IMPRESSED!!!

. . . . and to think I was excited to do 54 one day! LOL!!!

I might have to make this a goal of mine!!!

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CARRIE1948 2/1/2013 7:01PM

    Way to go. I may focus a bit on stairs after surgery

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OLIVIANIGHT 2/1/2013 5:48PM

    Brilliant! What a lot of stairs, it must have felt like a proper workout.

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MRSHONEYCOMB 2/1/2013 4:16PM

    I emoticon walking outside....one time I walked to the store and picked up two bags of grocery's and then when I got home realized I needed something else so I walked to a different store and when I got home realized emoticon I had for got something so I walked back to the store.....I could have just taken my car but, Fitbit just does that too you! Good Luck on your 7 mile Journey!!!

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FRUITYFUL 2/1/2013 4:14PM

    You are amazing! 101 flights of stairs is no easy feat!

I love my fitbit too. I can't stand to see it read less than 10,000 steps. The most flights I've walked in one day is 25. I can't imagine 101. You got quite the workout!

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BETHYSMAMA 2/1/2013 3:28PM

    Whoo whoo and your legs are probably feeling it.

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CRYSUNSHINE714 2/1/2013 3:11PM

    AWESOME WORK!! emoticon

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