We are undertaking an ambitious challenge to ‘walk round Italy’ in 100 days starting on European Obesity Day on 21st May.
Using the World Walking app, set up by Inverclyde Globetrotters, we will log our daily steps using the app, pedometers or fitness watches. This can cover anything from walking to work as part of the daily commute, holding walking meetings instead of traditional sitting meetings, going for walks at lunchtime through to ‘hidden’ steps taken during a typical day – like walking to the kettle to make a cup of tea.
Setting the target to complete our Italian tour at 100 days will present a substantial challenge as this equates to almost 17,000 steps per day. While this might not sound ground-breaking when shared over four people, we are aware that being human can also mean forgetting to track steps on occasion, resulting in missed mileage on the journey – Ryan, this is mainly aimed at you!
The route we have chosen starts in Genoa, visiting beautiful cities, such as Milan, Venice and Florence before finishing in Rome. To celebrate completion, we are planning to hold a healthy Mediterranean lunch, but only if we can complete our Italian tour within 100 days!
We will be blogging about our progress, the highs and lows as well as the many ‘virtual’ sights we hope to see on our route.