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:

Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 4.31.14 PM

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,




11 Responses to “Walking Italy”

  1. jean August 1, 2015 at 8:41 PM #

    Looks like I asked the right person about walking around Cortona. Congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. blogginginitaly August 1, 2015 at 11:52 PM #

    Your turn soon!


  3. Debra Kolkka August 2, 2015 at 1:20 AM #

    Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Florence C. Connelly August 2, 2015 at 8:45 AM #

    that is really cool !!! xoxo

    Florence C. Connelly faclarsen@aol.com

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  5. Diana August 4, 2015 at 11:03 AM #

    Great job!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sandy Holswade August 7, 2015 at 3:22 PM #

    Congratulations Judy! What fun!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. hilmarcan8@gmail.com August 11, 2015 at 7:59 AM #

    Congrats Judy, Nice to hear and very impressive!! Keep on walking and enjoying and hope this finds you and Len well…. Enjoy Italy in the Fall this time and have a capuchin for us! Great idea for a gift, this Fitbit sounds!! Saludos, Hilary

    Sent from my iPhone


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    • blogginginitaly August 11, 2015 at 10:19 AM #

      Hilary, Nice to hear from you. Yes we are both well and looking forward to new adventures. Best to you both! Judy


  8. karenincalabria August 16, 2015 at 1:10 PM #

    Congratulations! Italy is a LONG country! I would suggest walking its width at the narrowest point – just 19 miles in Calabria!

    Liked by 1 person

    • blogginginitaly August 16, 2015 at 3:18 PM #

      We’ve been to Calabria, but didn’t make the walk. Cows were in the road as we drove along the beautiful scenery!

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      • karenincalabria August 16, 2015 at 4:12 PM #

        There’s definitely a lot of rugged countryside in the region!


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