Tuesday, September 10

First Day of 4th Grade

September 4, 2013
First day of 4th grade
Summer homework diorama -- MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN

1,000,000 Steps!

In late June, we challenged Henry to walk 10,000 steps per day (4 miles per day) during the summer to remain active. Henry really embraced this challenge and yesterday surpassed One Million Steps -- about 400 miles! We purchased a GeoPalz pedometer on July 2 and began recording his steps online. Geopalz has an award program offering a point for every mile. This certainly helped to keep Henry motivated. Every night we recorded his steps.

Looking back at our summer, we felt like we were so busy, but our schedule was not very different than past summers. On average we walked 5-6 miles per day (14,000 steps). Henry had several days where he exceeded 20,000 steps (8 miles) in a day. We literally walked hours every day to accomplish this goal. We had a lot of fun and some interesting conversations. We varied our paths and routes and mixed in public transportation.
Now Henry is back in school, and soon the weather will change. I know we will continue walking as a family, but I suspect we will not be able to keep up an average of 5-6 miles per day.