June 14, 2012 •
And the Walking Challenge Winning Team Is …
State and Federal Communications wrapped up its first six-week Walking Challenge and each of the three teams has been wearing pedometers and walking like crazy. We congratulate Myra Cottrill’s team – Steve Quinn, Jeff Roberts, Becky Campbell, John Cozine, Myra Cottrill, Jen Zona, David Jones, George Ticoras, and Megan Huber – for walking the farthest. Their hard work paid off with a whopping total of 3,828,367 combined steps!
I took a look at our company total, which was 11,217,621 steps, and it was hard for me to comprehend such a number. So I thought I would see how far those steps would take us if we drew a straight line from Akron, Ohio. If my online distance calculator is to be trusted and if you assume we could walk over the ocean, our 11 million-plus steps would equal about 5600 miles, taking us to Buenos Aires, Argentina; Ankara, Turkey; or Omsk, Russia! (My own total of 435,500 steps would only take me to Toronto or Cincinnati.)
The individual team member (company wide) with the most steps was Jim Bartz, who reached 777,703. Just amazing…
The heels of our walking shoes will not cool off for long, since next week the company will once again divide into three new teams and start another six-week walking challenge! Good luck teams!
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