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Great Saunter and Steps Goals

The Great Saunter is not only a gorgeous walk for a great cause, it’s a wonderful thing for my steps math. With Saturday’s 60K steps (~56K of which were Saunter), my May stretch goals went from iffy to doable. That reminds me, I never followed up here on my May goals once April’s were finalized. […]


Great Saunter 2017

I started the #GreatManhattanLoop project because I knew I could never finish the Saunter. That was ~50lbs ago and before I discovered my Fitbit addiction. Two attempts and five/six years of walking Manhattan later I’ve realized I’m never going to finish the Saunter and I’m OK with that. Last time I walked 19.5 miles and […]


14,793

Mini update time. 14,793. That’s the average step count of my current 31 day Fitbit goal streak that dates back to March 15, the day after a snow day.  I hadn’t realized the streak was so long and only went back to count when I realized I crossed 75K in this week’s Workweek challenge and […]


2016 in places

an actual travel post on what used to be a travel blog? A Festivus miracle. I began 2016 in Florida, for Billy Joel in Fort Lauderdale and will return to Florida late on New Years’ Day 2017. I was also there once in between to finally visit the Space Coast and the wonderful and historic […]


#GoTheDist: October 2016

so what where my October goals? 301,135/302,677 (actually aiming higher, I want a cushion against a bad December) 30 miles biked And my October totals? 334,831 steps 137.53 miles walked 4.5 miles biked (way too nice out) That’s insane/amazing with two weekends away and I’m really thrilled. I’m starting November strong with a 15K day […]


#GoTheDist 2016 3.1

I came to an important realization this weekend. Or, to be honest, an acknowledgement of something I realized a long time ago. I cannot enjoy a good step day/week/month because I’m forever fretting about the next. Le sigh. That said, July was a-MA-zing. 345,390 steps 141.86 miles 72.43 miles biked (11 gym visits) My July […]


40,000 steps

In. One. Day. It’s not my personal best. That honor still goes to the Saunter. But it’s my best since that day and was also a product of Shorewalkers. The thing I’m most proud about? Nearly 6 of these miles were after I bailed on the official walk. Anyway… I’ve had a thing for bridges […]


my inner Japan, 2016

You can take the girl out of Japan, but you can’t take the Japan out of the girl. Specifically, the love of cherry blossoms ingrained in me in April 2002 in Himeji and then again during April 2006 in Hiroshima. This El Nino’ed winter meant an early and short peak for this year’s blossoms. I […]


#GoTheDist 4.1

While I finished the month strong-ish, it wasn’t quite enough to hit my September goals.   292,984 steps walked 120.4 miles walked If I’d realized I was that close I’d have taken 16 more steps for 293K. I actually realized about midway through the month that 300K wasn’t happening but, when I came home from […]


about the million step goal?

On June 2, I set a “kind of ridiculous but possibly attainable June goal” of 320,089 steps. On June 27, I beat that goal, although I didn’t realize it until June 29. FInal June totals: 347,231 steps 143.14 miles walked 42.68 miles biked Final Q2 totals: 1,027,142 steps 422.97 miles walked 85.43 miles biked I […]


Ambitious June #GoTheDist goal

I was so antsy while away to see if I’d hit my stretch goal of 310,000 steps. Well, I didn’t. I blew it out of the water. May totals: Steps: 359,946 Miles Walked: 147.9 Wow. Easily my best month ever. Thank you, mostly, to the Great Saunter and its 50K+ steps. More than made up […]


exploring New Amsterdam

aka another beautiful Sunday with the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy on their Colonial New Amsterdam tour. Until they added some new public tours this spring, this was the last one I hadn’t done so I was pleased to see it offered in the spring as I generally don’t do tours in November and December. […]


Review: Life on Foot by Nate Damm

It’s been a while since I read a walking book. I’m going to take a gander that the Saunter inspired it.   I can safely say that the walk Nate Damm covered in his Life On Foot: A Walk Across America book is one I’ll never undertake. But I loved reading every word of it. […]


19.5 miles of the Great Saunter

as I’ve touched on before, the Great Saunter was the idea behind the #GreatManhattanLoop when I first started walking Manhattan. Due to a combination of not being in town on that Saturday and knowing I wasn’t up to that distance, I walked the Loop in segments before finally finishing in May 2013. In May 2015, […]


Q1 #GoTheDist in the books

so… remember that mileage I planned to pick up in April or May or maybe Q3? I did. In March! My March totals: 365,682 steps 151.93 miles walked 64.55 miles biked HoLY SHIT. This is my best month ever and one of only two above 350K steps. That was about 11,800 steps/day and included 31 […]


sometimes I should try that listening thing

“Why are you beating yourself up? You know you always bounce back.” ~ @FatGirlvsWorld, #GotheDist fearless leader This was the end of a two-day freak out during which I was worrying about not hitting my January 2015 #GoTheDist steps goal due to the impending  Juno-pocalypse. After a slow start to January with some sub 5K […]


#GoTheDist: October 2014

sometimes I swear 31-day months are harder to get steps in than 30 day months. I think it definitely has to do with the perceived cushion of the extra day. Final numbers: 301,135 steps 124.04 miles walked Whee! It wasn’t easy. I set a mini goal of not ever falling on the wrong side of […]


#GoTheDist 2014: Q3 down

where on earth has 2014 gone. Seriously. Q3 goals: 850,000 steps 375 miles walked 35 miles biked September  totals 316,214 steps 136.02 miles walked 4.4 miles biked Q3  totals: 887,280 steps 370.75 miles walked 28.96 miles biked That’s not bad at all. I didn’t realize I was ultimately so close to the mileage, but I’m […]


#GoTheDist? Pfft Bridge The Dist

after a renewed interest in bridges of late, I have been on a mission. By borough I have crossed as follows: Bronx to Manhattan: Macombs Dam Bridge  in May 2013 Manhattan to Brooklyn: Brooklyn Bridge: more times then I can count, also via bike Manhattan Bridge: June 2014 Williamsburg Bridge: Summer 2013 Manhattan to Bronx: […]


#GoTheDist 2.2

About halfway through May I realized that 300,000 steps for the month was doable after just missing it. And then I became a woman on a mission to make it happen. I wasn’t sure if I had since I was away from my spreadsheet but after entering Weds-Sat… I MADE IT! May Totals: 305, 841 […]


#GoTheDist 2.1, Went!

Totals for April: 298,822 steps 123.44 miles walked Personal Q2 goals, you are well in sight. As is the official #GoTheDist goal of 350 miles walked. If I’d realized how close I was to 300K steps or 125 miles walked this month I’d have figured out a way to get them. But this is still […]


Officially Team @FitBit

my Jawbone apparently celebrated my two millionth step a little too hard last Friday, because now it’s dead. Utterly and totally toast. So I went out and got what I wanted back in May: the Fitbit Flex. I will have lost 3.5 days of data (midday Monday – Thurs PM), but no real idea on […]


#GoTheDist: 4 days left in 2013

and at 36.55 miles biked (28.87 in December!) I’m 15.95 miles from my goal of 52.5 miles on the bike. Can I do it? I don’t know, but I think so. I wish my gym was closer to go this weekend, but I think I can go Monday and Tuesday. Walking wise, I’m all set. […]


#GoTheDist minigoal: met

At the beginning of September I said my newest goal was to do better Q3 than Q2 I knew it was going to be a tall order with some long walks this spring, but I thought I could do it. Well Q3 ended this week, how did I do? Time Frame Steps Miles walked Miles […]


12,901 steps

12,901 steps, four buses, and one bridge crossed. Twice. My Sunday, in a nutshell. Was any of that planned? Of course not. The awful heat wave finally broke and I felt like exploring and reading. That eliminated one of my famous walks since I can’t walk and read, but I really had no plan when […]