Step It Up

Pedometers are all the rage. The White House is way into them, as is Nike, and half a dozen heart rate monitor gizmo watch sellers, not to mention several iPhone app vendors. They can't all be crazy! To complete this feat, simply procure yourself a pedometer (analog or digital), and knock off at least 10,000 steps on any 20 days of the challenge. Yes, that sounds like a lot, but you may be surprised at how all those steps add up. Good luck!


(Image: Pedometer via WikiMedia.)

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Authored on 01.11.10 at 07:35 by Oliver.


User Date & Time
pittami 22:45 01/12/2010
sandella 23:37 01/17/2010
runningrudy 23:39 01/17/2010
Seelexfit 00:50 01/20/2010
obsoleteforms 17:44 01/22/2010
abertany23 22:50 01/24/2010
Gia Alvarez 02:52 01/28/2010
@certainDISASTER 14:57 01/31/2010
killercadoogan 16:19 02/02/2010
angela paolicelli-ortiz 22:00 02/06/2010
hktexan 01:38 02/08/2010
maymay 14:13 02/08/2010
lhlady517 12:03 02/09/2010
Evangeline 12:23 02/09/2010
msh258 13:44 02/09/2010
lauram 13:48 02/09/2010
spindig 14:55 02/09/2010
Fraidy 00:10 02/10/2010
Bdawg 16:06 02/10/2010
KirstenDC 10:06 02/11/2010
sandyliz 20:48 02/11/2010
muzzle32 10:08 02/12/2010
sassletics82 11:15 02/12/2010
mindy b 13:08 02/12/2010
CJ 13:08 02/12/2010
NayP12 13:25 02/12/2010
lizh 13:45 02/12/2010
vonhottie 13:59 02/12/2010
tracey 14:35 02/12/2010
whatodds 15:45 02/12/2010
FatBottomSlim 17:16 02/12/2010
cbethjump 17:45 02/12/2010
Rowing the Harlem 01:08 02/13/2010
FrogOmnibus 11:48 02/16/2010

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Wait, we have a pedometer?  I don't think Nike+ can count individual steps, from what I know.  Or am I tripping?

ADRIANA's picture

Can you suggest which apps really work?

Fraidy's picture

I have the iPod Nano (but not the Nike + kit - yet) which is supposed to be a pedometer. I've really got to get that chip...

whatodds's picture

Suggestions on where to get a pedometer would be awesome -

Amanda.Schneider's picture

I think places like Target and Walmart have them in most stores, and possibly smaller places like CVS or Walgreens.  Just check out the fitness section next to the weights and yoga mats.  Also, you can always find one on Amazon.com if necessary.  :) 

muzzle32's picture

My pedometer arrived yesterday. First attempt next Tuesday. I'm really curious to see how close to this I get on a regular day, since I walk to and from work.

lizh's picture


I really like the Omron Digital Premium Pedometer Model # (HJ-112),

they are cheap, and you can get it on Amazon.com.

sandella's picture

Is anyone besides me doing this? I'm kind of suprised at how those steps DON'T add up. I mean, I was out wandering around the same block for over 40 minutes last night.

whatodds's picture

I'm finding they add up when I go on a few walks a day, running errands plus at least one trip where I walk instead of taking the subway or bicycle. Probably runs about 1 - 1.5 hours of dedicated walking plus the inside home/work steps that you do w/o thinking.

spindig's picture

Borrowed my Dad's pedometer.  LOL.  Crazy how fast the steps add up!

@certainDISASTER's picture

Is it ok to count runs into this challenge?

erikka's picture

This isn't showing up in my NYE Challenge count for some reason. Is anyone else having that issue? I want to say I have marked off THREE feats before the last day!

hktexan's picture

I completed this challenge!  I have a Yamax pedometer from REI..it's great! 

abertany23's picture

I use the Omron HJ-720 ITC. I ordered it from Amazon. This connects to the computer and uploads the data. I've been wearing a pedometer for over 3 years now. At first I was barely able to get 5K steps a day. Now I am consistently over 20K and sometimes over 30K. My highest step count was last summer when I stepped 60K in a day. With the intentional extra walking, portion control and making responsible choices, I went from a way too tight and uncomfortable size 18 (weighing over 230 pounds) to a loose fitting size 8 jeans (weighing 150) in two years. This last year, I have maintained. Now I'm working on toning and building muscle.


lhlady517's picture

I think this is definitely easier for those of us who live in a city with public transportation that works well. I knocked out 18,137 steps yesterday and probably lost a couple hundred because I took a cab to work (I was late). I also have a job where I never really get to sit down...

Evangeline's picture

over the last 24 days i walked over 10,000 steps 22 of them. detailed post to follow :-)

msh258's picture

finished in snowshoes.

spindig's picture

spindig - snowshoes? bad ass.

just finished - 20 days, 263846 steps.

sandyliz's picture

I love walking around.  I totally would have done this feat, but the link was broken at the start of the challenge when I set myself up.  Do it again in another challenge and I'm there.

nfolkert's picture

I enjoyed this one.  I learned something.  I'd like to take more steps in my day, that's for sure!

Rowing the Harlem's picture

Work gave us pedometers to help encourage us as part of our health plan. I did 30k steps the last week of the challenge. Just forgot to post it

FrogOmnibus's picture

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