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One of Our Sound Living Winner’s Explains How She Stepped Up Her Game

After revealing the Walk Like You Mean It top three in last week’s post, we thought we’d give you the inside scoop on what our winners took away from the competition and their perspective on it. We’ll post the other two winners’ responses next week so for today, take a look at what Lora (our third place winner) had to say.

1. When the challenge began, you injured both of your ankles and even had a cast on one foot. How did you climb your way back to the top after your recovery?

I went in to major recovery mode. I put both ankles on ice throughout most of the day, and when I got home, I switched between icing them and wrapping them in heat. I stayed off of my feet as much as possible, and used crutches when I could.

2. Did you have a daily goal?

Yes, my daily depended on whether it was a weekday or a weekend. On weekdays, my daily goal was 15,000 to 20,000 steps a day and on weekends, it was between 25,000 and 30,000 steps. Every day, I wanted at least 100 active minutes.

3. Did you change your daily routine to add more steps and how did you change it?

Oh yeah! I walked in place during almost everything. I walked during my lunch break. Every evening after work, I went for a walk or run for at least an hour and a half. On weekends, I went to the Greenway a lot and walked for hours.

4. What was your favorite aspect of the challenge?

The competitiveness. I’m extremely competitive and I liked how others were as well because it made it more fun when it isn’t easy. I LOVE a great competition!

5. What was the craziest thing you did to move up in the competition or reach your daily goal?

I’ve done a few actually. One Sunday, I literally spent all day walking so I racked up 36,000 steps. Another day, I walked 10 miles straight on the Greenway. I also managed to walk on Holcomb Bridge Rd all the way from my apartment complex to Highway 400.

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