This is a Group Woohoo Moment! Saturday was an epic day for me and some of my friends. A while back, my buddy Tom (STEELERTOM) said he was going to earn his 30,000 Steps in a Day FitBit badge. I said, “Oh, wait ‘til my neck injury heals and we can do it together!” He was patient and waited practically the whole summer. Next, we roped Shelley (SHELLEYHOWARD) and ‘Ricka (MOONSTREAM) into joining us. And then we decided this was too good to keep to ourselves, so we put it out on SparkPeople and had 25 SparkBuddies decide to join us, virtually. The more, the merrier! So yes, I know this vlog is a little long, but we had a lot to cram in, so I did my best. :)
This is us towards the beginning of our journey.
Originally, we planned on walking an eight-mile loop, stopping for lunch, letting the day cool off, and going back for another round during the evening. Well, the day started off so cool and overcast, we decided to keep on going and get the 30,000 all in one swoop. This meant a 15-mile walk.
This was my usual spot in line--last. But I’m OKAY with that. :)
We ALL hit our 30,000 steps somewhere along the 13-14 mile mark.
This is me, after I hit my 30,000.
It was a beautiful day, but I confess to getting a little overheated during the last leg, after the sun came out.
This is what I looked like at the end. I was kinda seeing stars... lol
But I made it. We all did. And I think that was the best part about the day, that we did this together. Having friends who support you and share your journey is an incredible gift. That’s why I encourage people to go ahead and share their weight loss/fitness goals with friends. There’s a good chance some of them will walk alongside you. And that makes things way more fun.
Woo to our Hoos
And here’s the badge:
We didn’t intend on being overachievers, it just took us 5,000 extra steps to make it back to our cars.
And here’s where I ended up for the day:
Trust me, I was in no danger of hitting that 40,000 mark by the time I got home. Whew!
I know we gave everybody a shout-out in the vlog, but I wanted to give you an extra one here. Here are our SparkBuddies who were participating with us for all, most, or part of the journey. Thanks for joining us; it was a lot more fun, knowing you were stepping out too.
SHOUT OUTS TO: MIMIDOT, SKIRNIR, LOLAJO54, 40PUDDLEJUMPER, BLESSED2BEME, DANAPRIME, CPULLEN34050, MRSKATEDUVALL, VALKYR8, MINDA31807, KIN59VARA, SALLYLEE84, RACHELLELP, NIKKIJ55, WENDYSPARKS, LYNNIERN, HAPPYGIRL_90, ISLAMOM, KSCHRAUT, SNOWYOGA, GOALWTIN7, FITBIZZZ, RUNNINGWILD, DEBBYFROMMT, VAL_LYNNE
Grab some friends--do something epic. Spark ON, Brave Sparkers!!!