50 Fitness challenges to shake up your fitness journey.
How many can you do?
No.17 Walk 10,000 steps in a day
Sound easy right? But it is over a half a marathon in distance.
Great to do this when exploring a new city. Just get the google maps going and tour around, going from breakfast to tourist site to café to tourist site on repeat for a day. Enjoy the journey the steps will bring you on.
All you need is a good pair of shoes for this one. Maybe but not necessarily a travel partner with you will make it more enjoyable.
I suppose in theory you also would need a step counter to do the math for you, physically counting the steps yourself may get tiresome (lol). If you don’t have a step counter aim for 20 or more km of walking and that will do it for you.
If city walking is not for you pick a route that brings you through nature, maybe along a beach or through a forest.
My Experience – I have completed this but not really completed this because I don’t wear a step counter. I distinctly remember twice walking that distance once in London and once along the west coast of Ireland, along the Clare coast. Both were tiring but rewarding days.
Fun Fact – if you walked at an average speed of 6km per hour which is normal walking speed you would complete 30,000 steps in just over 3 and half hours.
Elite Challenge – Walk a marathon distance
Alternate Test – Do a walking tour of a city, not as many steps but more information.
Fit Fifty Challenge – walk 30,000 steps in a day