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This is What a Record Walking Month Looks Like

Check this noise:

I’ve never walked more than 400 miles in a month before. I’ve come close a few times, but this is the first time I’ve ever actually done it.

Total distance: 422.56 miles
Total steps: 917,659
Total time: 94.30 hours (that’s almost 4 days)
Average pace: 4.49 mph

If I could get that average pace over 4.5 mph for the year, that’d be pretty awesome.

I know it’s very unreasonable to assume I’ll be able to keep this pace for the entire year, but if I can do 420 miles per month, that would put me at 5,040 for the year.

Which, you know, would be fantastic.

But we’ll see I guess.

Walking 2016


I’m in the worst mood ever right now, but that won’t stop me from reviewing my walking mileage from last year. I murdered my goal distance (which was 2,000 miles) and set a new personal record for miles walked in a year. Let’s do it: my walking stats for January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

Total number of walks: 292
Total mileage: 3,722.31
Total number of steps: 8,048,970
Total calories burned: 248,164
Total walking time (minutes): 54,059.54 [that’s about 37.52 days]
Average speed (mph) per walk: 4.059

3,722.31 miles is approximately the (great circle) distance between Anchorage, AK to Jacksonville, FL, or between Washington, D.C. and Madrid, Spain.

So I guess I walked across the Atlantic Ocean last year!


Here are my total distance graphs by week day and by month.

June was a good month.

Let’s do better in 2017!

The Changing of the Shoes

Woah, the first two minutes of this song gives me goosebumps, holy hell. Was not expecting that from Deadmau5.


Today is the three month anniversary of my walking shoes. It’s also time to switch them out, as I’ve gone over 1,000 miles on them (1,061.52, to be exact) and they’re just starting to get holey on the bottoms. I think these have taken a longer time to wear out than my previous two pairs because I’ve done a fair amount of my miles by running rather than walking in these shoes, and I definitely drag my heels less when I’m running versus when I’m walking.

As far as a mileage update goes, I’ve gone a total of 3,186.41 miles since January 1st, so I should hopefully hit 3,500 for the year pretty easily.


Though I’ve heard we’re supposed to get a death winter, so who knows.

Claudia’s Updated Walking Standards

So remember when I made this little breakdown of how I felt about specific walking distances?

15+ miles: Good walk!
12 – 15 miles: Decent walk!
9 – 12: Yeah, sure, okay.
8 – 9: At least you moved a little. Sort of.

Yeah, it’s even worse now. Updated version:

18+ miles: Good walk!
16 – 18 miles: Decent walk!
14 – 16: Yeah, sure, okay.
13 – 14: At least you moved a little. Sort of.

There’s got to be an upper limit to this, but I haven’t found it yet.


Soooo I’ve already walked more miles this year than my 2015 walking goal. And it’s only September!

I wonder if it’ll be possible to get to 3,500 miles this year. I guess we’ll see!


Beat this walking speed, bitches:


This was Pullman and back, so I didn’t have to worry about stopping at crosswalks/stop lights except in Moscow, so that helped.

That’s a 12.27-minute mile, by the way. Not too shabby. Too bad I don’t walk that fast all the time.


Edit: ow, my quads.

June walking!

So June was a good walking month. In all, I walked 392.78 miles in 850,144 steps. I spent 94 hours and 47 minutes walking (almost four days), which is super awesome.

Oh, and today I walked a marathon. Or a little bit further: 26.51 miles. That’s a new daily record for me by about 4 miles. WOO!

Graph of distances per day!


Only three days with distances less than 10 miles and only seven days with distances less than 15 miles? I’ll take it.

Also, if this were to ever be my monthly pace, I could hit 4,700 miles in a year.



I’ve had a good week as far as walking goes. From Monday the 20th until today, I’ve walked a total of 136.1 miles in 296,578 steps. Graph!


(Ignore Friday.)

ALSO! Yesterday was the first time I was able to hold an average pace of 4.5 MPH for 20 miles. I guess I’d never really tried for that before, but my average pace is usually around 4 to 4.2 MPH. So it’s an improvement, at least.



Over the past three weeks, I’ve had a week where I’ve walked more than average, a week where I’ve walked less than average, and a week where I’ve walked an average amount. I decided to make a little graph of the differences.


Here are the totals for each week:
“Low”: 56.62 miles
“Average”: 63.93 miles
“High”: 83.46 miles

Sorry, I don’t have anything else to blog about today.

Walk da Walk 2015



So I surpassed my goal distance by quite a bit, which is awesome, but that’s not all I keep track of! The following are my walking stats for January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.

Total number of walks: 306
Total mileage: 2,523.29
Total number of steps: 5,286,330
Total calories burned: 170,356
Total walking time (minutes): 38,237.76 [that’s about 26.55 days]
Average speed (mph) per walk: 3.876

2,523.29 miles is approximately the (great circle) distance between San Francisco, CA and New York, NY. If you want to go north-south instead, it’s a bit longer than the distance between Calgary, AB and Alert, NU. Pretty cool.

Distance Walked


Distance Walked NS

Here are my total distance graphs by week day and by month.






How to Ruin a Regression Analysis

I’ve walked a total of 275.48 miles this month. That’s substantially more than any other month this year (except maybe April).

19 of the last 22 days’ walks have been longer than 10 miles. 17 of them have been longer than 12 miles, and five of them have been longer than 15 miles.

This is going to really screw with any regression analyses I was planning on for the end of the year, but hey. If I can get to 2,500 miles, then it’s all worth it.


I did something bad.

What did I do?

I realized that I can get to a total walking mileage of 2,500 for 2015 if I walk 9.8 miles per day for the rest of the year.

That’s not impossible, not at all.

I…I might need to make it happen. But we’ll see.

Walker: Texas Pedestrian

Alright, I have a new long-term goal.

I am going to try to walk the distance equivalent to the circumference of the earth. I say “long-term” because if I walk 2,000 miles in a year (which I’m going to say is probably my max, given school and related things), it will still take me 12.5 total years to walk the circumference (which is approximately 25,000 miles at the equator).

BUT IT WILL HAPPEN, DAMMIT! I’m starting with this year, meaning I’ll be done sometime in 2027, assuming I’m able to keep my yearly mileage around 2,000.

I still won’t be done blogging by 2027.

Of course someone’s always pushing the envelope. Otherwise it’s just stationery.


So I had this fantastic idea the other night to figure out, in total, how many miles/steps/whatevers I’ve put on my iPod since I bought it way back in February 2012.|
This idea was promptly destroyed, however, when I discovered that my 2012 walking data is nowhere to be found. I have 2010’s (for the three months I walked during that year, haha), I have 2011’s, and I have 2013-2015. But no 2012.*

How about I figure out, in total, how many miles/steps/whatevers I’ve put on my iPod since January 1, 2013?


Total distance: 3,769.68 miles (average per walk: 4.358 miles)
Total steps: 7,932,075 (average per walk: 9,170)
Total calories burned: 211,136 (average per walk: 290.33)

I also wanted to try to see if my average number of miles walked is significantly different year by year. So I did an ANOVA! The ANOVA turned out to be highly significant (F(2,862) = 126.26, p < 0.001), which suggests that at least two years have significantly different mileage averages. Some Tukey Pairwise comparisons showed that all three years had significantly different average mileage from one another. Here are the means:

2013: 2.803 miles per walk
2014: 5.647 miles per walk
2015: 6.664 miles per walk.

Have some graphs!






*That missing year of data is really stressing me out, you have no idea.

Mileage Update

Hello, fools!

Counting today’s mileage, I’ve officially walked 1,000 miles since May 1st. It’s taken me nearly 11 solid days of walking to do it, but there ya go. That means I’ve walked 1,750 miles for the year, which surpasses my goal mileage, 1,500. YAY!

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It also means that I’ll have to try for 2,000 miles total by the end of the year.

I’ll do it.
Impending Canadian winter cannot stop me.

A Year in Calgary: Walking Edition

A year ago today, I moved to Calgary. So what better way to celebrate than to give you all my walking stats for the past year?

Total mileage: 2,162.6 (that’s approximately equal to the distance from Seattle to Atlanta)
Average miles per day: 7.33
Total steps: 4,548,608
Average steps per day: 15,419.01
Average speed: 3.83 MPH

Here’s a graph of my mileage per month.

Mileage per Month

December, January, and February are low because of CANADIAN WINTER (which actually wasn’t too bad, but still); May and June were low because of our road trip and moving to the condo. April is highest because I was switching to my new shoes on May 1st and I was trying to pack as many miles onto the old shoes as I could.

Here’s a graph of my mileage per week day over the course of the year.

Mileage per Day

I was surprised Monday was highest; I would have guessed Thursday or Saturday. Though I guess my weekly walking pattern changed once I met Nate. It’ll be interesting to see what next year’s graphs look like! Hopefully I can beat the 2,162.6 miles.


I’m to the point with my walking where any walk shorter than 8 or 9 miles feels like absolutely nothing and, if that’s all the distance I go in a day, it feels like I’m slacking off and not walking enough.

Which is a pretty stupid thing to think, since before we moved to the new place I was walking about 7 miles a day (four times a week at least) going to/from campus. Now I’m going 10+ about four days a week, plus at least 5 or so the remaining 3 days of the week. So I’m obviously not walking less, but it really feels like I am. It’s like this:

  • 15+ miles: Good walk!
  • 12 – 15 miles: Decent walk!
  • 9 – 12: Yeah, sure, okay.
  • 8 – 9: At least you moved a little. Sort of.

I’m sure my mind will return to realistically looking at mileage once next semester starts up and I’m actually busy (especially with thesis stuff), but right now, this is how it is.

At least I’m putting good mileage on these shoes!

In This Blog: Claudia Ruins Another Pair of Shoes

In news that is likely quite shocking: 1,450 miles of walking will murder a pair of shoes.

I’ve had my Kinvara 5’s since September 8, 2014. Since then, I’ve walked 1,450 miles in them while up here in Calgary. Have some walking stats!

Total distance: 1,450.28 miles (2,334 kilometers)
Total steps: 3,062,328 steps
Total time: 370 hours (15.41 days)
Most mileage in a single day: 22.9 miles (April 29)
Least (non-zero) mileage in a single day: 0.37 miles (April 11) (We just walked from Nate’s place to the new condo and back)


month week

1,450 miles is approximately the distance from Vancouver, BC to Winnipeg, MB. Or, if you want to go north-south, it’s approximately the distance from Milwaukee, WI to Miami, FL.


Pretty snazzy.

So unless I die or something, I’m pretty sure I’ll hit 1,500 miles by the end of the year (which was my goal). If I can get to 2,000, I’d be super happy.

WOO! My Kinvara 5’s can now retire. It’s time for the new ones to earn their stay.


The Proclaimers, where are you?

500 walking miles since January! That’s approximately the distance between Moscow and Calgary.

If I keep this pace, I’ll hit 2,000 miles by the end of the year.

Have some chill music to celebrate.

i’m in ur country, walkin ur cities

HEEEEEEEEEEEEEY, guess who hit 1,000 miles on her pair of shoes?

*points at self*

Nate and I went on a very nice 11-mile walk this afternoon (which included getting poutine and candy), which put me above 1,000 miles on my shoes. Check them out!

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So that’s 1,000 miles since I moved to Calgary, which was September 1st of last year (though I guess I didn’t wear those shoes until the 8th, but whatevs). I’m going to try to get to 1,500 miles on them before I break down and get a new pair (mainly because I want to wait until the Kinvara 6’s come out), but no promises. The heels, as you can see, are really starting to wear through.

Here are some stats:

Miles: 1,029.41
Time: 265 hours, 44 minutes, 43 seconds (that’s like 11 days)
Steps: 2,173,614


ALSO: we watched Guardians of the Galaxy last night, so now I’m all caught up for Age of Ultron in May. I’d have to say my three favorite movies were, in order, The Avengers, Thor, and Iron Man 3. Thor: The Dark World had the best soundtrack, though.

ALSO ALSO: rainbow sprinkle pretzels. Is there a better candy to represent me? I think not.