People often wonder why fitness tracking devices are set to a default goal of 10,000 steps per day. The answer is simple. There are approximately 2,000 steps in a mile, so with a goal of 10,000 steps, you would have walked the equivalent of 5 miles each day. People like round numbers, I guess.
I share this little tidbit with you because this evening the good folks at Fitbit sent me an email, congratulating me on the anniversary of my purchase. Which confused me to no end, as I did not purchase the device until mid February 2014…
They emailed me to also congratulate me on my achievements this past year. Which was actually 11 months. It’s the thought that counts.
I walked 2,655,566 steps.
That is approximately 1328 miles.
Which is the distance between Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Key West, Florida.
Dude!! I walked from home to Key West, Florida!
…Well, not true. Remember that time I hiked from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, all the way down to the Colorado River, and all the way back up. That was my best day for steps (45,000!!!), but it did leave me battered and broken.
That which does not kill us…
Enough with the melodrama.
This email from Fitbit actuallly tickled me pink because it told me that despite totally phoning it in, workout-wise, between August and November, I still managed to achieve an average of ~ 120 miles per month across the 11 months I’ve been tracking my activity.
Not so bad for someone who gutted and renovated 2 bathrooms, purged 15 years worth of stuff to get my house ready for sale, managed to keep it staged and show-ready for nearly a month, and took on a new job in the process.
Sometimes you have to stop beating yourself up and give yourself a nice pat on the back for a job well done.
p.s. Bonus points to anyone who can identify the reference in my title. 🙂