Happy Thursday…

OOPS.. Forgot to post the other day.Overall have been good. With being back to work and trying to get in steps I have forgot about posting. As you can see from the picture I have been doing OK with getting in steps and trying to get my daily average to about 11,000 steps during the month of January.

One thing that is becoming more and more apparent is that I will have to really work on getting my steps up into the 20,000 step range for the summer so that I can make up the ground I am loosing right now and next fall into winter. Currently it is taking walking during my lunch and at least an hour at night to get to the 9-10,000 step range. This means that by summer I will need to be walking about 2-3 hrs out of my day!!!

Nothing else interesting really to say today… Hope everyone is having a good first week of 2016… 7 days in 359 days to go.

Thanks for reading Rob.

 

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Step Counts Jan 1-2

Well the first two days of this challenge has been cold but I braved it and did some walking around town vs going to the gym. The picture is of the one walking path by my home that will be getting lots of use with this challenge. I was the first person to walk on it in the snow today.  I put up some pretty good step numbers by going for a walk to get a few Geocaches that I have not gotten before.

  • Jan 1st – 9,821 steps – Geocaches GC67AD3, GC62A2C
  • Jan 2nd – 12,875 steps – Geocaches GC50PYK, GC3XH8G

I haven’t done much Geocaching the last couple of years but think that getting back into the habit a little more will be extremely helpful at keeping my walks varied.

Hope everyone has a good first weekend of the new year and has done something fun.

Thanks for reading.

Rob

Happy New Year – My Resolution Challenge

Well 2016 is now officially here!!! Although this blog is in it’s infancy I am proud of myself. I hope everyone that stops by and views this page has a happy and healthy new year. For those whom are looking for the first time or people whom are returning to view I say “Welcome”.  For those wondering what this blog is about it is simple:

I am planning to walk “6 Million Steps in 2016”.

This may not seem like much but it actually is for the normal American as we only average about 5,ooo a day or 2 million a year. The only people whom walk 6 million steps a year are those people whom run / walk about 4+ miles on a regular basis multiple days per week and have active jobs. So for someone like myself this is will be a huge challenge to triple my activity level. (For the math geeks it is about 16,500 steps per day) By doing this I hope help myself with my weight issues

So what’s the plan you ask??

Well the general plan is to spend some more time at the gym, and doing a few different GPS games that I partake in. They are Munzee, Geocaching, and Flagstack. The biggest thing will just be the time and doing things like walking around the mall a few times, having my wife drop me off somewhere and walking home, and maximizing every opportunity I can to get steps in.

This last five days I have been trying to average 7,500 plus steps a day to prepare to start this challenge today. I was able to succeed with this very well, despite cold weather by going to the gym and doing some Munzee activities.

  • December 27th – 9,153
  • December 28th – 8,515
  • December 29th – 12,840
  • December 30th – 8,717
  • December 31st – 7411

This was an average step count of 9,327 per day for the last 5 days.

So the plan is that over the month of January to average about 11-12 thousand steps per day and each month of the year continue to bump the average up until I am averaging 17,000 steps a day in the summer.

My Writing Plan

During the week Monday through Friday I will only be sharing small little posts of step counts or small stories of the day. On Saturday’s I will do a re-cap of the week, goals, step count, etc.

Join Me..

I ask you to join me on this journey. However you wish to join is up to you… Follow me, walk your own journey, share your own resolutions, share your life events, etc.

Thank You for reading and I hope to get to know some people better.

 

 

Random Thoughts / Step Count

Is I stated last night, yesterday was a difficult day to get in steps. Today, I feel similar but have done better. One of my biggest barriers to success with this challenge will be progressively increasing my step count and keeping it at a higher level.

Yesterdays final step count was 8,515… This makes me proud that I have at least been able to meet my goal of 7,500 a day this week. Today makes three days in a row with 7,500+ steps. Today will probably end up 10,000+. Hooray!!

For those wondering how I will am planning to add so many extra steps to my life. The answer is lots of Munzee, Geocaching, and Flagstack. For people whom are unfamiliar with these activities they are all GPS based games that are played worldwide. All of these I have been doing off and on throughout the year. Recently much more Munzee then anything else.

Well that’s all for today… I have been doing some other reading on ways to increase steps in your day and plan to publish some links / tips this weekend.

Thanks for Reading.. Rob