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30,000 steps

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Today I took on a challenge to walk 30,000 steps started by Shelli - MOSTMOM1. I was wondering early on if I was going to make it or not. My husband is going to go hunting in Colorado in October and hasn't been to the shooting range for a while so I thought I would help motivate him to get out there. I told him I would go with him. I was up early this morning, and figured I could get in a short walk before he was ready to leave. He got up and was ready to go at about 9:30. I should have gone out for a couple of miles, but wanted to make sure I was here when he was ready, so I didn't go out. We headed to the range and he taught me how to shot his Henry .22. I got my first 3,500 steps in walking back and forth to the target to see how I was doing.

We got home at about 1:30 and decided to go out for lunch. After lunch, we were back home by 3pm. I debated whether I had enough time to get in the number of steps needed, but decided to give it a try. I needed to get some greeting cards, so I took a the long way to the Hallmark store. It's only about 3/4 of a mile from my house, but I walked the long way through the neighborhood, up and down all the streets. When I reached 5 miles I headed toward the store. By the time I got there, I had walked 6 miles. I picked up 3 cards and took the long way home. I walked 3.2 miles to get home. At this point I had a little over 20,000 steps on the Fitbit. It was 5:45, so I had dinner. I then wrote some checks for DMV registration and headed to the post office. This is normally less than 1 mile one way. I walked through a different part of the neighborhood and reached the post office after walking another 3 miles. I then headed toward home. I was at about 28,000 steps as I got close to the house, so I knew I needed another mile. I walked around the local school (.5 miles) and then around a couple of blocks. When I was within 500 steps of the goal, I headed home. I finally hit the 30,000 goal at about 7:45 pm! Total steps were 30,248, which was just under 17 miles

Will I do this again - probably, but next time will break it up a bit better than this time!
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    emoticon Doesn't it feel great to have done this? I agree with you, the next time I'm going to break my steps up better also.
    1170 days ago
    Way To Go! Awesome job! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1170 days ago
    WOOHOO!!!! You did it! I'm SO proud of you! And I love how you worked so much of it into running errands on foot. What a fab idea. Thanks for being part of this epic challenge!
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