Friday, March 20, 2009

The Health Miles Step Fest Challenge – just a matter of perspective

In the end I came in number 443 out of the 4023 participants in the challenge. Here’s some other statistics.

I had a total of 446,799 steps recorded on my pedometer for the challenge period from February 16 to March 18. That means I did an average of 14,413 steps every day for 31 days. Not the 15,000 or more I originally planned to do, but close. I lost a little steam – and interest – toward the finish line.

However, there were 77 participants who did the maximum of 30,000 steps a day for 31 days for a total of 930,000 steps for the challenge duration. Like I said at the outset I could never compete with that. Nor would I want to. How does anyone amass 30,000 steps every day for 31 days in a row? It’s mind boggling.

On the other end of the spectrum were about 150 folks who never took one step – or at least didn’t record any into the challenge database. So, it is all a matter of perspective.

443 out of 4023 is not bad for an old lady like me.

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