Day 1 – Where Priya discovers just how far 10,000 steps actually is

by Priya Chandra

So today was the first day of my Walking in Her Shoes Challenge and I’d like to start by thanking all my very very generous donors – I’ve not only reached but surpassed my original total of $400! Thank you so very much for believing in me enough to donate (and thanks for the wonderful words of support too).

So what did I get up to today on my very first day of walking 10,000 steps as part of CARE’s Walk In Her Shoes challenge?

Well, as flagged in my earlier post, I chose to walk to the house used in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries – scroll down to the bottom of the post for a picture of me looking like a dork in front of the house!

And yes, it was only about 3.5 km and yes it only took me about 3,500 steps to get there. Moral of the story? I must remember to take smaller steps in future or face walking close to 10km a day to get my quota of steps completed.

So to get to the rest of the steps my mother, sister and I went shopping in the wonderful town of Melbourne and after a few hours of walking the various laneways, discount shopping centres and arcades that pepper this city I had reached this:

Unfortunately that was not the end of the day – we still had to get home and by the end of the day it turned out I’d been standing and walking in my heels for about 5 hours solid and had done just over 13,000 steps.

I can certainly feel it and have invested in a pair of gel pads for the balls of my feet (the women reading this blog will know what I mean) to make the rest of the week a bit more comfortable.

And yes, there are still 60,000 steps to go – so I’ll be doing it all again tomorrow. Not sure exactly where I’m going to walk to but I’ll be taking photos and telling you all about it tomorrow – stay tuned!

If you haven’t yet donated but would like to help me get to my new target of $650 – the page is here: http://www.walkinhershoes.org.au/priya_chandra.

I just love this house – isn’t it stunning?

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4 Responses to “Day 1 – Where Priya discovers just how far 10,000 steps actually is”

  1. What a great walking adventure. The house looks very Melbourney – and especially with the blue canvas if sky behind…you can understand why they’d want such a big verandah on such warm sunny days.

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