Last year, as I was finishing my first year with a Fitbit, I took my last look at the top 20 step days I’ve had since I first started tracking my steps way back in July of 2011. At the time, I had only surpassed the 10,000 step plateau 81 times. In the past year, I have managed to add an additional 35 occurrences, raising the total to 116. With my second year using the Fitbit coming to an end last week, I thought it would be appropriate to take a new look at my now top 25 step days over the past 5 1/2 years, featuring 12 new entries.
1: 6/6/2013 – 24,988 steps
My best single day total continues to be from my 2013 trip to Disney World. The day’s excursion to both Epcot Center and the Magic Kingdom ended up with a total of approximately 12.5 miles. And yes, it still bothers me that I didn’t get those 12 additional steps to reach 25,000.
2: 3/22/2016 – 22,493 steps
My first new entry shares much in common with my #1 day, taking place in Disney World last March. The day’s excursion started at Hollywood Studios before heading over to Epcot Center with Jeff and Val.
3: 7/27/2013 – 20,592 steps
My now third highest total came nearly 2 months after my highest, thanks to the BTN 5K and a, for lack of a better word, misunderstanding about where I should be picked up after the race. These 3 days are the sum total of my days over 20,000 steps.
4: 6/2/2016 – 18,725 steps
The second new entry comes from last June’s trip to Universal Studios. Our first full day at the park, we split the day between Universal and Islands of Adventure, taking in all of the different Harry Potter options.
5: 6/4/2016 – 18,617 steps
The third new entry rounds up the top 5 with another entry from last June’s trip to Universal Studios. The day included another trip to Islands of Adventure, and would have ended up even higher but for an afternoon trip to the hotel pool.
6: 9/6/2015 – 18,259 steps
Down three slots from last year, my now-sixth highest total comes courtesy of my trip to Toronto in September 2015. This Sunday consisted of traversing around Toronto, with trips to Royal Ontario Museum and, at night, the Molson Canadian Ampitheatre for the Oddball Comedy Fest.
7: 9/11/2015 – 17,889 steps
My seventh best total also occurred during my trip to Toronto. My last day in the city was spent at the Eaton Centre mall, the Hockey Hall of Fame, and a few other stops.
8: 6/8/2013 – 17,852 steps
My now-eighth highest output brings us back to Disney World in 2013, this time for a day split between Animal Kingdom in the morning and Hollywood Studios in the afternoon.
9: 6/1/2016 – 17,243 steps
My fourth new entry again comes courtesy of last summer’s trip to Universal. This first day of the trip started in Chicago at O’Hare and took us to the Hard Rock Hotel for check-in and a round of mini-golf at City Walk before taking a quick trip in the afternoon to Islands of Adventure to reacquaint ourselves with the original Harry Potter attractions.
10: 6/5/2016 – 16,317 steps
We round out the top 10 with my fifth new entry, which again took place last summer at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, where we tried to take in all of the non-Harry Potter attractions.
11: 9/5/2015 – 16,083 steps
We head back to Toronto for my eleventh highest day, my first full day in the city. There was exploring along the riverfront and, of course, a trip to Rogers Centre for a Blue Jays game.
12: 9/23/2014 – 15,728 steps
This total was accomplished thanks to the 2014 Sprint & Stride 5K race that was held at work.
13: 4/11/2016 – 15,597 steps
My sixth new entry took place last April, where an exciting day of work was followed by a trip to Wrigley Field for Opening Day festivities.
14: 9/9/2012 – 14,957 steps
My now-fourteenth highest total comes thanks to a Sunday in Belfast spent walking from our hotel, down to the Titanic museum, and then back again.
15: 6/7/2013 – 14,940 steps
Another day of 2013’s vacation to Disney World, this day started with a morning trip to the hotel pool, followed by an abbreviated day at the Magic Kingdom.
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