I was in the middle of a work week challenge -- fighting for the lead. I decided that Friday of that week (August 25) I would try and get my 35K steps and hopefully win the challenge. I took my usual morning walk (to the marina and back about 9K steps). Then later walked it again ..
and back again.
My husband and I drove in to town and on the way home, I had him drop me off 4 miles from our hotel and began walking. Since it was dinner time, he came and picked me up after just two miles. I was at about 26K steps at that point.
After dinner, I again walked to the marina. I ran into an acquaintance and walked back with her. She had a set walk so I walked with her and got about 10-11K steps -- hit my 35K!
However, for the work week challenge, the person nearest to me was only about 4K behind me -- and he was constantly walking and racking up the numbers. Even though I was exhausted, my husband talked me into walking a little more and I hit 40K!
At this point, I didn't care if I lost the challenge. I was ready to concede .. However, I did win, but only by about 1,200 steps.