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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

My personal Fitbit challenge--310,000 steps for the month of August!

 Fitbit Challenge Begins!
August is my birthday month. The years I have significant birthdays I have challenged myself to something out of my comfort zone, usually physical in scope. This year, since I will turn 60, I have been thinking about my next challenge. I have climbed numerous mountains and covered over 100 miles on a bicycle, so what next?

This year I want to do my own Fitbit challenge. I want to average 10,000 steps per day each day of my birthday month. I am lucky to be born in a month of 31 days. My birthday also falls on the last day of the month. So by the end of day on August 31 I want to have walked 310,000 steps. You read it right--310,000 steps.

To make it extra meaningful, and with my husband's blessing, I want to also benefit a charity through my efforts. We will be giving a penny a step to the Sharkive Initiative at the University of Colorado Boulder. The goal is to give this outstanding project $3,100 for my achievement of 310,000 steps.

This is going to be a lot of organized effort to keep on track with my steps over the entire month. To keep me motivated and accountable I plan on providing Weekly Wednesday Updates. I also hope others will take on the challenge with me, even for a day, a week or two. We will all be healthier for it and have some fun along the way.

If you are a Fitbit user please reach out to me as a user and we can connect and mutually challenge each other.

Okay, here I go...310,000, one step at a time, for my birthday challenge during the month of August!