Saturday, January 23, 2016

A 5k, a 10K, and a 747 Badge

A long overdue post from the end of December...

I really did have good intentions - signed up for the Winter Blast virtual race series to do a 5K, 10K, 10 miler, and a half marathon in between December 19 and 31.  But with over 12 inches of rain, the 2nd wettest December on record in these parts, it simply was not meant to be.  It was just a crazy amount of rain.  I did feel lucky to get a 5K and a 10K in though.


Badges

Back in August I got a Fitbit to track daily mileage.  It works great.  One of the things that I noticed about it after signing up, from time to time you earn badges for various things like Daily Steps, Daily Climb, Lifetime Climb, and Lifetime Distance.  They are quite creative with some of their badges:

Daily Steps
  • 5,000 steps: Boat Shoe
  • 10,000 steps: Sneakers
  • 15,000 steps: Urban Boot
  • 20,000 steps: High Tops
  • 25,000 steps: Classics
  • 30,000 steps: Trail Shoe
  • 35,000 steps: Hiking Boot
  • 40,000 steps: Cleats
  • 45,000 steps: Snow Boots
  • 50,000 steps: Cowboy Boots
  • 55,000 steps: Platform Shoe
  • 60,000 steps: Blue Suede Shoes
  • 65,000 steps: Ruby Slippers
  • 70,000 steps: Spring Loaders
  • 75,000 steps: Genie Shoes
  • 80,000 steps: Futuristic Kicks
  • 90,000 steps: Rocket Boot
  • 100,000 steps: Olympian Sandals
Daily Climb
  • 10 Floors: Happy Hill
  • 25 Floors: Redwood Forest
  • 50 Floors: Lighthouse
  • 75 Floors: Ferris Wheel
  • 100 Floors: Skyscraper
  • 125 Floors: Rollercoaster
  • 150 Floors: Stadium
  • 175 Floors: Bridge
  • 200 Floors: Castle
  • 300 Floors: Waterfall
  • 400 Floors: Canyon
  • 500 Floors: Volcano
  • 600 Floors: Mountain
  • 700 Floors: Rainbow
Lifetime Climb
  • 500 Floors: Helicopter
  • 1,000 Floors: Skydiver
  • 2,000 Floors: Hot Air Balloon
  • 4,000 Floors: 747
  • 8,000 Floors: Cloud
  • 14,000 Floors: Spaceship
  • 20,000 Floors: Shooting Star
  • 28,000 Floors: Astronaut
  • 35,000 Floors: Satellite
Lifetime Distance
  • 26 mi (42 km): Marathon
  • 70 mi (112 km): Penguin March
  • 250 mi (402 km): London Underground
  • 350 mi (563 km): Hawaii
  • 500 mi (804 km): Serengeti
  • 736 mi (1,184 km): Italy
  • 990 mi (1,593 km): New Zealand
  • 1600 mi (2,574 km): Great Barrier Reef
  • 1869 mi (3,007 km): Japan
  • 1997 mi (3,213 km): India
  • 2500 mi (4,023 km): Monarch Migration
  • 2983 mi (4,802 km): Sahara
  • 4132 mi (6,650 km): Nile
  • 5000 mi (8,046 km): Africa
  • 5500 mi (8,851 km): Great Wall
  • 5772 mi (9,289 km): Russian Railway
  • 7900 mi (12,713 km): Earth
  • 12430 mi (20,004 km): Pole to Pole





I'm not sure that this type of thing actually motivates me, but I must admit, it's kind of fun getting the badges.


1 comment:

  1. Glad you were able to get in at least some treks despite the massive precipitation. And the badge levels are rather clever - good work in already being up in the clouds at a 747!

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