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Step Countdown to Christmas
24 Oct 2015, 13:23
With the weather turning darker and wetter as we head into November and beyond it's tempting to huddle indoors and not get the 10,000 steps in, so here is a thread to log daily efforts and try and exchange some motivation. I have pledged myself to do 10,000 every day as part of the Christmas Challenge, so no respite until the winter solstice.

So far done 10526, 27763, 10236, 21492, 10030,12548, 10050, 17697, 12083, 24092,14528, 10008, 12012, 10328, 14678, 16577, 28015, 13011, 13159, 12721, 10980, 12694, 11644 (yesterday).

Sadly, days of interesting rambles are giving way to plods round the Village or aimless wanders round town but these steps must be stepped!

Folks from other climes, you may tell us how hard it is to walk in sweltering heat, but after the summer just gone, please don't expect me to remember what that is :lol:
Re: Step Countdown to Christmas
24 Oct 2015, 15:18
Fabulous post @Barbarita, thank you. I know I need to structurally adjust my life to deliver 10k everyday. Please may I retire from my shedfull of work? :wink: Seriously, I'll do my very best. :clover:
Re: Step Countdown to Christmas
24 Oct 2015, 15:23
A pathetic 2726 today, though I did get out before the heavier rain but only to Sainsburys!
Hoping for better tomorrow ...
Re: Step Countdown to Christmas
24 Oct 2015, 17:51
Well done Barb x you are a stalwart,always inspiring with your exercise,maintenance and general positivity! X
The prospect of winter ahead isnt very cheering but hey ho at least an extra hour s kip tonight :like:
Re: Step Countdown to Christmas
24 Oct 2015, 21:07
CandiceMarie wrote: Well done Barb x you are a stalwart,always inspiring with your exercise,maintenance and general positivity! X
The prospect of winter ahead isnt very cheering but hey ho at least an extra hour s kip tonight :like:


My favourite night of the year! The plan is that the alarm goes off at 7 as per, but as I won't have altered that clock, it will only be 6 and I can get an hour's walk in before I leave for a day course. Shame about the rainy forecast.
Re: Step Countdown to Christmas
25 Oct 2015, 14:43
Just back from a glorious walk on Hampstead Heath ....... 10006 not bad. Beautiful sunny and warm weather helps as does the extra hour with the clock change and Bea a friends border dog that just does not stop running. I wonder how many steps she did :wink:
Re: Step Countdown to Christmas
25 Oct 2015, 20:16
What a lovely sunny day, we visited a large NGS open garden and walked and walked. I managed 8347 steps, much better, but my hip said 'enough' so back home for tea
Happy stepping folks :0)
Re: Step Countdown to Christmas
25 Oct 2015, 23:49
I've been struggling to get my 10K in as it is, getting dark by 6pm. We're about to change our clocks again in early November, and it will be dark before 5pm.
But you're right, we need to stay motivated and keep stepping :-)
Re: Step Countdown to Christmas
26 Oct 2015, 14:24
A second amazingly sunny day, I do a bit and rest my hip a bit, currently on 4597 steps and pausing for a tisane. Got to keep going folks :0)
Re: Step Countdown to Christmas
31 Oct 2015, 22:39
I have been logging my steps this month- out of curiosity .
Total steps for October: 36,1393
Total kilometres:224.7
It would seem I go a fair old distance with my dogs!
Re: Step Countdown to Christmas
01 Nov 2015, 00:06
I've managed to hit my target of 7500 steps a day on every day this week! :victory: First time ever! :shock: :smile:
Re: Step Countdown to Christmas
01 Nov 2015, 08:58
Hello, Everyone, good going. @lizbean, I can remember how difficult this could be if you are time-poor. Nowadays I have to fight the Sloth and the Rain Gods. Dogs must be a big help against them, @merlin. And @Stowgateresident it does feel different if you are aiming for a number every day, whatever that happens to be.

The rest of October: 10390, 11954, 13616, 10772, 10432, 10410, 10503, 16290.

Happy November stepping!
Re: Step Countdown to Christmas
30 Nov 2015, 22:34
I've logged my steps this month too
336,952 steps
210.6 kilometres
I'm averaging over 10,000 a day so I'm pleased.
Re: Step Countdown to Christmas
01 Dec 2015, 06:59
I managed at least 10,000 steps every day in November but not a single ramble. Rain, rain, strong winds and even one day of black ice has kept me on the roads, or pacing my hall and driveway. If only we had a big shopping mall closer than Gateshead.
Re: Step Countdown to Christmas
01 Dec 2015, 09:02
I am up with a nearly 15 000 steps a day with nearly half of it up and down the stairs, as I still empty my parents' house and I have to go up and down with all the things I put in the garage. I always take the stairs on tip-toes, a dancer habit. I also try to walk Happy 30 minutes every night but, as it really is in a slow pace, does it really count ?
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