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One Million Steps of Summer

Sunday, June 02, 2013

I track my steps in several different places in addition to SparkPeople. On one of these other sites, someone suggested a One Million Steps of Summer Challenge.

My first thought: That's INSANE!

Then I did the math.

Summer is about 93 days long. That works out to about 10,753 steps a day. I thought that's doable, so that can't be right. Then I realized that I've logged over 100,000 steps a week in my Office walking challenge. That works out to 1,000,000 steps in 10 weeks. It really is possible for me to walk One Million Steps this Summer.

I haven't been in this good shape for a long time. I remember when 30 fitness minutes a day was my goal. I've been getting noticeably stronger and fitter over the past couple of years. I'm going to take advantage of my current fitness and I AM going to walk a million steps this summer.

Who's going to join me?
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CURRAHEE68 8/4/2013 5:03AM

    Not going to join you on the million steps, but I have decided I am going to get in my 5000 steps a day as a real goal. So far have just done it hit and miss. But time to actually do it as my improvement thing this month. That and getting 24 points most days.
Good luck on your challenge, but I alreadt know you can and will do it!!!

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WIFEALF2 7/17/2013 1:00AM

    wow you are brave......good luck

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LINDAMARIEZ1 7/1/2013 2:29PM

    Gor for it! I know you can! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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_CYNDY55_ 6/30/2013 9:22AM

    You Can Do It Girlfriend=====Walk One Million Steps emoticon emoticon emoticon This emoticon emoticon Summer emoticon


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ANNEMARGAR 6/21/2013 6:21AM

    I too am doing the 1,000,000 step challenge this summer!! Did you hear about it through the Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle Inner Circle??? I am in!!

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_VALEO_ 6/12/2013 5:03AM

    I have a Fitbit, and it helps me a looooot with these steps.
I know that this One Million Steps can make our head spin, but it is doable, and you'll make it!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 6/10/2013 11:24AM

    emoticon

Raising my hand and getting my iPod/Step tracker warmed up in the bull pen....



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MARINEMAMA 6/6/2013 5:18AM

    I love it!

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CHIRORENGO 6/5/2013 10:40PM

    Wow! I love it. Okay I'm definitely in. I will start logging my steps.

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MIMULUSBUG 6/5/2013 2:16PM

    Awesome! I've been wanting to get back to tracking my steps this year, but have misplaced my tracker -so you have SPARKED ME to just go out and get another one today.

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CLOVER2 6/5/2013 2:11AM

    I love it! But I can't start tracking until my ped gets here! Sigh....that's ok, I'll just work hard as I can when it gets here and do my very best!
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CBLENS 6/3/2013 5:11PM

    Great Idea!

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GEEMAWEST 6/3/2013 12:14AM

    I agree with Barb. I'm in!! Just tell me when we start and end.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 6/2/2013 10:57PM

    How neat. Not a doubt in my mind you can do it. emoticon

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CARTOONB 6/2/2013 10:39PM

    I'm in!! When do we start and when do we end? Besides the 1,000,000 mark, I mean. emoticon

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MEADSBAY 6/2/2013 6:01PM

    YOWZA!!!
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KMICHA 6/2/2013 4:25PM

    Awesome!!! You can do it!!! I'll join you in the challenge!

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SHERRY666 6/2/2013 4:15PM

    emoticon GO FOR IT............. YOU HAVE COME SO FAR..... I KNOW YOU CAN DO THIS........ I WISH I COULD JOIN YOU....... BUT I'M STILL GETTING MY BODY IN SHAPE AND STRONGER....... BUT I WILL BE JOINING YOU SOME DAY..... emoticon ALTHOUGH MY SUMMER ISN'T AS LONG AS YOURS...... emoticon HAVE FUN WITH IT.

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KITT52 6/2/2013 11:47AM

    I've done this and it's always a lot of fun too see what you can do...

good luck

have a healthy day

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-STARRYEYED- 6/2/2013 7:28AM

    Awesome! What a fun goal!!! I will have to pull out my calculator as well. Maybe I will join you!

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SCOOTER4263 6/2/2013 6:00AM

    That's...insane. But true. I had to do the math myself (well, on my phone's calculator) - I was sure you were off a decimal place. But it's true. Just a little shy of 11,000 steps a day is a million steps of summer.

Are we doing summer as June 21st to September 21st? (If we're doing May 1st-Aug 1st, I'll never make it.) If so, sure. I'll join you. It'll be interesting, as I seem to have as many 2,000 step days as I do 14,000 step days. emoticon

What grop is sponsoring this challenge? Is it the EarndIt site? They started yesterday - still time to catch up.

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CATLOVER110 6/2/2013 12:54AM

    Great goal!

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ZRIE014 6/2/2013 12:38AM

  do not stop there. just keep on trucking.

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