The 100,000 Step Project

What is it?

It’s simple, on Sunday May 7th I completed a 100,000 step day via a series of runs and hikes.

Why the heck do that?

I do love a challenge… AND

I am part of the Fitbit community and I feel that it is a great tool to motivate people. However, there are always people that for some unknown reason take these things and distort them. There are some people out there that are showing that they are averaging 60,000 or 70,000 or even a 100,000 steps a day! This is basically impossible unless you are running in a multi-day ultra event, and it is certainly unsustainable. The danger in leading people to believe that averaging these huge numbers is possible, is that they give up on exercise, and that would be a huge mistake.

I know that 100,000 steps is achievable so I want to show people what it looks like and let them know what it feels like, and then maybe when they are seeing these fake numbers, they can relax and focus on their own goals knowing that they are not missing out on some big secret that will magically make them healthy. For most people with full time jobs and families, 10,000 to 15,000 steps a day is realistic and will improve their health without injury. If you are a runner, then 20,000 to 30,000 steps a day is definitely within reach.You can see, with running a half marathon to start the day, and minimal breaks, it took me all day almost non-stop. So how are people with jobs and lives averaging this?

Posts Documenting the Project

100,000 Steps. Yeah Right!

100,000 Step Project Segment by Segment – Holy Crap That’s A Lot of Steps!

Nutrition for the 100,000 Step Project

Recovery from the 100,000 Step Project

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