Last year, as I was finishing up my second year with the Fitbit, I took my last look at the top 25 step days I’ve had since I first started tracking my steps way back in July of 2011. At the time, I had surpassed the 10,000 step plateau 116 times. In the past year, I have managed to add an additional 49 occurrences, raising the total to 165. With my third year using the Fitbit coming to an end last week, I thought it would be appropriate to take a new look at my top 25 step days over the past 6 1/2 years, featuring 7 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 second highest day shares much in common with my #1 day, taking place in Disney World in March of 2016. 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 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.
4: 8/5/2017 – 20,218 steps
The first new entry came last August on the first day of my trip to Boston with Danny and Michael. After landing in town, we traipsed to the Science Museum, a breakfast joint, our hotel, and, finally, Fenway Park.
5: 7/14/2017 – 20,208 steps
Our second new entry came last July, as Angelina and I took a day trip to Disney World to celebrate her high school graduation.
6: 9/19/2017 – 20,028 steps
The third straight new entry, which helped to double my total of 20,000 step days from the previous 5+ years, had a myriad of activities. First was the latest edition of the Sprint and Stride, followed by a trip to Best Buy with Val to buy a new TV, then off to her apartment to install the new TV, and, finally, Season Ticker Holder Family Night at Wrigley Field.
7: 11/11/2017 – 19,590 steps
Our fourth straight new entry came thanks to last fall’s trip to California to see Angelina skate. This day was spent in Anaheim at Disneyland.
8: 6/2/2016 – 18,725 steps
Day #8, which dropped 4 spots, comes from June 2016’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.
9: 6/4/2016 – 18,617 steps
Our next entry is also from the June 2016 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.
10: 6/21/2017 – 18,290 steps Continue reading →