Million Mile Month 2021: Endings and Beginnings

As April ended, this pedometer geek completed April’s Million Mile Month with over 111 miles toward the community goal of 1,000,000 miles (and the personal goal of 100 miles, which I set for myself). The community didn’t quite reach the goal this year; however, nearly 700,000 miles were logged.

Healthcode.org is continuing the challenge with another community Million Mile Month in May. Again, this pedometer geek has joined with a goal of 100 miles. With just 6 days in, I have logged over 30 miles, the highest day being the fourth of May, which was a special election, but I digress and will digress further. Working part-time for the local election board as a precinct support person, which means going from precinct to precinct making sure the local poll workers are not having any issues or need extra supplies, this pedometer geek logged over 19,000 steps, which equated to over 6 miles.

The global community is stepping up as well, but can always use more walkers, runners, bikers, swimmers, or any of the other activities. Anyone can join, and it is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, which promotes healthy living. Donations are gratefully accepted at different levels, but if a person wants to participate in the challenges, Healthcode will allow it without a donation (give what you can). Choose a goal, and go for it. Logging of miles or minutes is easy especially if one wants to link a Fitbit or other apps, and it can be done year-round. It’s an easy way to chart exercise goals, too, throughout the year(s).

On entirely different subject is the announcement that this pedometer geek has an accepted haiku in the Haiku Foundation’s weekly column, Haiku Dialogue, on April 21, 2021. The prompt was doorstep, and this is the haiku selected by K.J. Munro from this pedometer geek poet.

post-vaccine

they open the door

to new possibilities

~Nancy Brady, 2021

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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6 Responses to Million Mile Month 2021: Endings and Beginnings

  1. Jules says:

    Good for you on so many counts! Least of all the haiku!
    Walking, volunteering, and getting vaccinated.
    I’ve got both of mine! It will be so good to see more folks as more get vaccinated.
    Though it has been reported that too many that got the first of two, didn’t show up for their second shots. 😦

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    • Rob and I are totally vaccinated. We have actually gone out for dinner and dancing for the first time in over a year. Of course we wore masks when not eating and when we were dancing. It felt rather freeing. I don’t understand the reluctance of not getting vaccinated. Life may never return to normal if not enough people become completely vaccinated.

      Hope you are staying safe and healthy. Change of subject: will you be Zooming with Charli?

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      • Jules says:

        I’m not sure about zooming. We did it once for family and it was very choppy. Not sure whose net service was at issue. I also did something once international with Charli but voice only. I think the whole idea was/is to be seen. And I might be the only one without an image. So, maybe not. I’ll think about it.

        In a couple of weeks I’ll be getting some adult ‘booster’ shots for other things. Oh, joy! More ‘shots’. Flu, Covid may become yearly. But at least the boosters have longer intervals.

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  2. JP, I have gotten used to Zoom meetings. My library book group, as well as two other groups (the Ohio Haiku group and another book group), have been using Zoom for meetings for quite some time. To be honest, I have gotten used to the program, and I rather like it. It took me some time to figure out the technology though. First was getting the audio working, then it was the video. Now I run the library group’s meeting (well, to be honest, I have been the sole voluntary facilitator for the group for several years since my co-facilitator moved away) so it wasn’t quite the stretch it could have been. Even then, I had an issue one month when the codes didn’t work, but I digress. I really like the Ohio Haiku group and hope they don’t go back to in-person meetings. The drive is long for such a short meeting…driving back and forth plus the meeting takes up the better part of the day. I have only attended a few in-person, but haven’t missed too many since we started meeting via Zoom. Not only that, but we have had several poets from other states as well as a well respected haiku poet from the UK. (By the way, many people never show their face whether because of a lack of a camera or just don’t wish to…or as my older son says, “it’s all good!”)

    I figure the booster shots (flu and Covid) will become an annual thing.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

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  3. Sandra Wright says:

    Congrats on both accomplishments.

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