MMM stands for Million Mile Month, and October is their Marathon Month challenge, and this pedometer geek is participating. The idea is to challenge oneself to run or walk the equivalent of 26.2 miles (a marathon), 50 miles (ultra-marathon), or 100 miles (ultra-ultra marathon) either all in one day or over the course of the thirty-one days of October. Registration is free, but tax-deductible donations are gratefully accepted to Healthcode, the organization that runs the site and supports healthy living (see http://www.millionmilemonth.org for more details and consideration joining).
I challenged myself to walk the ultra-marathon, but I am realistic enough to know that I won’t do it all in one day. I hope to complete it over the course of the month. I decided this a month or so ago when I thought I had plenty of time to walk.
It was before I took a part-time job with the local Board of Elections. The next month or so I am working there to prepare for the election on the eighth of November (for those of you who may have missed it, there is a Presidential election this year, but I digress) and help with absentee and early voting. There is one catch to this job, however; much of the work is done sitting down and walking seems to be at a minimum (or at least it has been during the first few days of work).
Regardless, this pedometer geek needs to step up my game as I have been seriously slacking in the past couple months since I have stopped blogging my step totals (right after I had finally managed a month of 10,000 steps (or more) every day). In fact, September’s total of 130,338 steps with 9074 aerobic steps were some of the worst in several years. The last time I had a total that low was in February 2014.
So, in order to motivate me to complete my ultra-marathon, here are my numbers for the past months starting with my high water mark in March and my gradual or not-so-gradual, ignominious decline to September’s abysmal numbers.
March: 329,663 steps/185,901 aerobic steps/31 days of +10K
April: 167,976 steps/39,344 aerobic steps/1 day of +10K
May: 200,469 steps/40,528 aerobic steps/3 days of +10K
June: 167,395 steps/9,577 aerobic steps/2 days of +10K
July: 199,157 step/13,463 aerobic steps/2 days of +10K
August: 150,609 steps/5,936 aerobic steps/0 days of 10K
September: 130,338 steps/9,074 aerobic steps/0 days of 10K
That’s it for this pedometer geek. I’m heading out as I am going to walk to the post office and just get some steps in as I have fifty miles to log in the next thirty-one days.