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10,000 Steps a Day Challenge

Original post made by Paul Losch, Community Center, on Feb 10, 2007

I am a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission, and Mayor Kishimoto has announced a community wide challenge as a follow on to the challenge the Commission had with Palo Alto City Council last fall. Please read the Mayor's announcement below, get your pedometer, and start logging your steps. It is not that hard to get to 10,000/day, and can do wonders for anyone who can benefit from getting more fit--who among us can't benefit from that?

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Posted by Tim
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 10, 2007 at 10:17 pm

I do my steps into the neighbor cities (to do my shopping), because Palo Alto has none.


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Posted by curious
a resident of Downtown North
on Feb 11, 2007 at 9:55 am

Can you explain why the council did not select any of the previous applicants for the openings on the Parks & Rec commission? Instead they chose to open up the application process again.

This seems like an insult to those who volunteered their services...

or were the applicants not healthy enough to do the 10,000 steps?


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Posted by Palo Verde Parent
a resident of Palo Verde School
on Feb 11, 2007 at 10:05 am

Palo Verde School has a walking club where they are logging laps around the school field. Some recognition of this in the program might be a good idea. I think it is being used by a lot of the kids who would be mainly standing around chatting rather than getting exercise by playing. It is also a great way to get over crowded playgrounds utilised better than by getting kids to do crafts, etc. at lunchtime.


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Posted by John
a resident of College Terrace
on Feb 14, 2007 at 6:57 pm

"Can you explain why the council did not select any of the previous applicants for the openings on the Parks & Rec commission? Instead they chose to open up the application process again.

This seems like an insult to those who volunteered their services...

or were the applicants not healthy enough to do the 10,000 steps"

Curious,

I agree. I know of one very talented and dedicated candidate, yet he goes through the process, and gets kicked in the teeth. What's going on?