My First 30,000 Step Day

I‘ve had a FitBit device for more than 2 years now. I average between 15,000 – 20,000 steps/day. I’ve gotten my 25,000 step badge, but the 30,000 step badge has always eluded me. Not anymore.  Yesterday evening, as I turned back onto my street from a long evening walk, this happened:

30K Day

Kelly and the kids were out, and the street outside the house was desolate because it is being repaved this week, so I celebrated my achievement alone:

30K Celebration

As you can see, 30,000 steps is about 14 miles. I only have detailed records going back 2 years, but I think it is safe to say that this is the second best distance I’ve walked in a day in my entire life. I think the top day took place sometime in 1999 or 2000 when I walked what I estimated to be about 15 miles in Manhattan, wandering about for most of the day. Still, I’ll take the 30,000 steps.

By the time I went to bed last night, I had amassed 31,194 steps for the day, which is my new record, and will likely remain so for some time to come. It is really hard to get 30,000 steps packed into a day.

FitBit emailed me a note of congratulations, letting me know that I’d received my 30,000 step badge. But there was also a little hint of challenge in that note:

30K Badge

Really? Another 5,000 steps? I’m going to be happy with my 31,194 steps and leave it at that.

One thought on “My First 30,000 Step Day

  1. Well done!
    My wife and I wear a Fitbit and we “compete” with our neighbours as well – they also have one.

    Unfortunately, I’m usually in a fight to hit 10k while the others (who are nurses) are usually in the 10-22k range.

    Very impressed by the 30. You should have two Sam Adams!

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