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One million steps

Discussion in 'Diabetes Events' started by Diakat, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi everyone,

    This summer I will be attempting to walk one million steps for Diabetes UK (yes, the "other ones"!)

    If you have a spare 20p down the back of the sofa - or just want to know what I look like (and the child when she is not Katy Perry) take a look at my fundraising page.

    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/katherine-probert1

    I'll post updates as I go along. Start date is 1st July.
     
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  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Ok guys, the challenge starts today. Will post progress as I go.
     
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  3. Polgara

    Polgara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm doing the challenge too - I've added a little donation to your page :)
     
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  4. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Thank you. Good luck. Please post progress here if you like. X
     
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  6. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Thank you for the support (and cold hard cash!).
    I'm on 27,510 steps right now, hopefully a few more to come today.
     
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    I'm also going the challenge too. Good luck everyone c
     
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  8. Diakat

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    Go Sarahb84
     
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    I suddenly am thinking of the proclaimers song....................and you will walk 500 miles :D
     
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  10. Polgara

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    I'm on 26,252 so far :)
     
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    Thank you @Diakat :) I'm on 45.44k steps :)
     
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  13. Diakat

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    That's brilliant @Polgara.
    We can keep encouraging each other. What is your plan for rainy days? I just know that I'll be more reluctant then. I guess I could climb the stairs at work all lunchtime, or walk around the boardroom if it was free!
    51k for me last night. I am hoping to bank a few now as I think the school holidays will take me out of my routine and make this harder.
     
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  14. Diakat

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    So, yesterday I passed the quarter of a million mark. @Polgara did it a while back. I am pleased to be in the top 200 on the leader board, but am amazed by the people that seem to be completing the whole thing already. Do they never sit down? Work? Eat? Sleep?
     
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    Some people are just incredibly busy.

    During Diabetes Week, I encountered a lady who was just all over the place at the particular event I was attending. I saw her at the children's races, and helping out with some moving of exhibitors' equipment, and various other places.

    The moment my jaw dropped was when she described her weekly routine. She had an active, but part-time job, then did some local magazine deliveries, ran a walking group, and liked to run. She told me that one day that week she had walked 23 miles. As the only significance of that day was it was Tuesday, Wednesday or whatever, and the activity of the day typical for the given day, I just can't imagine her weekly activity totals. She was tracking things with a FitBit, and apparently did over 100 miles a week.

    I was tired just listening to her. She was no spring chicken either

    Well done on picking up the challenge anyone who is doing it.
     
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    Well done @Diakat !

    I've slowed down this week - I tripped and hurt my toe (possibly broken) on Monday morning, so no morning walks as I can't get my boots on. Luckily?!? Ofsted appeared at school - so I have still done 10 000 steps a day despite the ridiculous limp, as I've been doing insane hours at work. Hoping I can get back to proper walking soon as I am really missing my mornings in the park
     
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  17. Diakat

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    Oh no! A friend broke her toe (doing a cartwheel at the age of 27) and it was so painful. Hope you are feeling better soon and good luck with the inspection.
     
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    I log my steps by logging in via my phone but the log of previous days seems to have disappeared and as I don't update it everyday I can't remember what I've tracked is it just me or is everyone's the same!
     
  19. Diakat

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    Oh no! I use Google fit and it keeps each day on a graph. What app are you using and does it have different display options? If it gives a monthly total you may be able to load that.
     
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    I just use my daily log off my phone (apple health app). I have just no idea up to what date I have tracked till on the diabetes uk site as it's not showing the table of logged steps anymore. I'll have to log in via my laptop to see if it shows on there
     
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