17,405

No, that is not the number of posts on the bava, but rather the average number of steps I need for each of the next 44 days to get to the coveted average of 10,000 every damned day in 2017. This was a challenge I set for myself in February of 2017 with the idea of getting to what Antonella calls the mere “baseline” of daily exercise. It took a long while and it is still within my reach this late in the year, so it would be pretty cool to accomplish it. I was on track through October, but the last two weeks in the US killed my daily average. It was hard for me to get out and walk besides my time in NYC, which was the only place I had anything resembling the daily average I rack up here in Italy just going about my normal routine.

 

After just two days back in Trento I walked as much as I did in my first week back in the States. It felt good, and the views don’t suck. Plus, it is the flights climbed that makes me question Antonella’s idea that 10,000 is baseline in this vertical world.

So, it feels good to be back, and if my math bears out I have a daily average of 8985 steps over the 321 days of 2017 so far. Which is a grand total of 2,884,185 steps. Now, if I want to get to 3,650,000 steps, or the 10,000 daily average, I would need another 765,815 steps over the next 44 days, or 17,405 steps—just about 8 miles a day. Not exactly a layup, but it will be fun to give it a go. And if I can, it will feel good to finally be at the Trentino “baseline for exercise.”

And yes, I know I have been reduced to blogging about steps on bavatuesdays, but way I figure it could be a lot worse—I could be talking about American politics.

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12 Responses to 17,405

  1. Alan Levine says:

    Or you could be moaning about 280 in twitter 😉

  2. César says:

    “and the views don’t suck” has been officially entered into the “Understatements of the year, 2017” competition…

  3. Pat says:

    On the last day aim to leave yourself 39 steps

  4. RE: “And yes, I know I have been reduced to blogging about steps on bavatuesdays, but way I figure it could be a lot worse—I could be talking about American politics.”

    If you were blogging about American politics you’d need to write about walking backwards.

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