Friday, July 19, 2013


A year ago on this date, a few days after my birthday, I put a battery in my long dormant pedometer.  I thought it would be kind of fun to see how many steps I would take in a year, ending July 18 - a couple of days after my next birthday.  How fast that year has gone by!

And so, the answer is 5,089,681 steps, or an overall average of 13,983 steps per day.  That is essentially enough steps to cover the entire Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain in George to Mount Katahdin in northern Maine!

My biggest step day of that year was June 9, when I took 47,448 steps.  My second biggest day was the day before, when I took 37,045 steps.  Both these days were on my Shackleford Banks backpacking trip.

I guess I will keep my pedometer charged and active, and see how many steps I take in the coming year.


  1. That's a lot of steps!! Just think of all the calories you used up!!

  2. Yeah, I'd probably weigh like 300 pounds otherwise! :^)