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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