Usually when one refers to miles, the first thing that comes to mind is not traveling on foot. Though runners and cyclists usually calculate their distances in miles but the average person does not think of their feet going the distance when miles are involved. For me, when I embarked upon a summer goal to walk 10,000 steps a day or complete 930,000 steps in three months, initially I didn’t have mileage on my mind either. When I met my stretch goal of 1 million steps a few days later, I began to wonder how many miles I had walked.
When discovering the distance, which is approximately 500 miles, I tried to put it in context. Just how far is that? I found an article that highlighted places to visit within about 500 miles of Ohio and discovered some of the places my million steps could have carried me. Among them are the nation’s capital, Biltmore Estates in Asheville, North Carolina, or what has been called the “Cape Cod of the Midwest,” Door County, Wisconsin.
I talked about some of the amazing things that happened to me as a result of my 93-day walkabout in a previous post. When I track my next million steps over the next three months, I will be able to add to my list of accomplishments the ability to reach vicariously some of the country’s most beautiful places to see in the fall.