Well, my task is completed and here are the last 3 days steps:-
29th March - 4,686
30th March - 20,005
31st March - 19,094
I think, therefore, over the entire month, according to my Fit Bit, I have done 390,184 steps which given 31 days shows an average of 12,586.5 steps per day. Even if my Fit Bit is, therefore, a bit out of kilter, I think no one can argue I haven't met the challenge of 10,000 steps per day.
Although it is irrelevant to this, I am advised by Fit Bit that given my height, 10,000 steps equate to 5 miles or just a little under, so I've walked a few miles.
I hope that you all will ensure the best financial outcome for Marie Curie as, after all, that is the purpose.
I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed the walks I have done and I think I can honestly say I have not done exactly the same walk twice throughout the whole month. It has been lovely when people have joined me for a walk to accompany Wilf (Robert's dog) and myself and on most occasions the weather has been kind to us and those joining me have expressed their enjoyment at the nature of the walks we have undertaken and the scenery. I am extremely lucky to live where I do, so near to a large expanse of open, quiet countryside.
From my records I think I only failed on 8 days out of the month when I did less that 10,000 steps on that day and on some walks, I did considerably more, hence at the end of the time I was 80,000+ steps ahead of the required 10,000 steps per day average.
Usually in March each year members collect at one of the local supermarkets for the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal on behalf of the Bradford Hospice. This year that is not possible because of the pandemic so member Robert Allan has volunteered to walk an average of 10,000 steps a day during the month of March for a total of 310,000 steps (around 155 miles in total). He lives on the edge of Rombalds Moor so called because of the legendary giant Rombald who was supposed to roam its wild terrain and will undertake the majority of his walk across its many trails. Part of this moorland encompasses the famous Ilkley Moor.
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