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.
they open the door
to new possibilities
~Nancy Brady, 2021