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Walking Italy

1 Aug

This week, I won a prize called the Italy Badge. What is that, you might wonder…

For Christmas, Benita bought me a Fitbit Zip™, one those step counting devices. I had trouble with it at first, even trading in a few of them until we realized some came with a wrong battery. But a few months into 2015, I started keeping it with me on a pretty regular basis. Just pop it in my pocket, or hook it onto a piece of clothing, and it records my daily steps, also translated into miles.



10,000 steps is a suggested goal, and as you can see, I have logged over 13K today so far. Not really hard to do.

But then I got this motivational email from Fitbit:

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Of all the countries I could have “walked”, they sure picked the right one to motivate me. In addition, I had no idea that mainland Italy is 763 miles in length, as the crow flies.

According to Nations Encyclopedia:

The boot-shaped Italian mainland extends into the Mediterranean Sea with a length of 1,185 km (736 mi) SE-NW and a width of 381 km (237 mi) NE-SW.

Photo by: cirex

Photo by: cirex

And to think that this year’s Italy trip hasn’t even begun! With Fitbit in my pocket, it will be fun to see just how many times we walk Italy, while actually being in Italy, on our upcoming trip.

Until my next badge,




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