Updated: February 22, 2019 at 10:12pm
How y’all feeling? Gosh has February been brutal huh? Rain. Cold. SNOW. The elements are out there against us to get steps this month!
If you haven’t already, join our Facebook group to hear about the latest updates, events to get some steps, encouragement, and of course…smack talk!
We started this league with 20 folks, and now we are left with 14! Congrats to everyone who keeps striving for the 50,000 steps each week! Combined step total this week was 1,196,230, only a slight decrease from our total step count last week at 1,214,813.
If we say roughly 2,000 steps is a mile, combined with steps from weeks 1 and 2 and that’s a total of 1,776 miles…or about the distance of walking from Los Angeles, California to Chicago, Illinois!
Top 5 Ranking – Steps for Week 2
|Name||Steps||+/- Rank from Week 1|
- Cheers to Sandy Y. for not only having the most steps this week, but also for jumping up 8 spots to take #1. At 130,030, Sandy Y. also had the highest % change in steps, at 85.59%
- Cheers to Cassy H. for maintaining a top 2 spot while also massively increasing steps by 30.99%!
- Cheers to our participants who walked at least 70,000 steps. This week we had 8 (only 1 less than last week)!
- Cheers to our first week with 3 walkers with over 100k steps, Sandy Y., Cassy H., and Bhavika P.
- Cheers to Avani P., Sachiko O., Linda L., Kim W., Stacy O., and Cassy H. for 2 consecutive weeks of step % increase! Keep up the good work!
- Jeers to many things that made it hard to get that step count this week including: 1. the flu season, 2. the lazy draw of Netflix, 3. being stuck in traffic.
Well, it’s pretty much a certainty at this point that our previous champions…those slick walkers over at the JACCC need to start shining that wok and saying their farewells. It’s looking more and more like they need to get ready to hand the GOLDEN WOK to this week’s first place team (and overall 1st place for the month team) LURN!
Major props to LURN for setting a Walk the Walk Team League RECORD at 153,611 step average for their team. WOW! If we say 2,000 steps is roughly a mile (not super accurate but let’s just go with it), that means each team member at LURN is walking nearly 77 miles a week. MIND BLOWING. Kudos to y’all! They easily took the top spot from last week’s champions, ActiveSGV. What happened?!?! ActiveSGV dropped 7.35% this week and are now behind roughly 7,000 average steps in the overall. Can they make a comeback in the last week, or will they have LURN’d their lesson? *slow clap*
The big other story this week is MAJOR props to Visual Communications. They finished strong this week with 125,660 step average, which is 26.45% higher than week 2! This shakes things up as we talk about who is going to make it into the top 3. JACCC holds onto the overall 3rd spot for the month at 104,508 step average, but Visual Communications is RIGHT THERE 103,605 step average. It’s a battle of Little Tokyo nonprofits (minus LTSC and LEAP…sorry).
Props also to Los Angeles Walks (89,322), who broke the top 5 for the first time, oversteppin’ our last year’s runner’s up (walker’s up?) Investing In Place (86,012).
Team Rankings – Average Steps for Week 3
|Team||Average Steps||% Change|
|6.||Investing In Place||86,012||-17.81%|
|7.||Little Tokyo Service Center||84,980||-4.09%|
|8.||First 5 LA||84,870||-4.25%|
|9.||Los Angeles Walks||79,469||5.74%|
|10.||Friends of the LA River||78,319||-6.59%|
|11.||So Cal Edison||75,883||-0.54%|
|12.||Advancing Justice – LA||73,725||10.12%|
|14.|| T.R.U.S.T. South LA (Tenemos |
que Reclamar y Unidos Salvar
la Tierra – South LA)
|15.||API Equality – LA||68,750||3.92%|
|17.||American Heart Association||59,766||13.17%|
|19.||Kounkuey Design Initiative||58,290||2.48%|
|20.||California Department of Real Estate||55,458||19.71%|
|22.||The Wilderness Society||49,226||5.46%|
|23.||Community Health Councils||46,931||-5.05%|
|24.||LA Neighborhood Land Trust||33,901||-8.82%|
|25.||Senator Ben Allen||N/A||N/A|
When I asked LURN if they had anything to say to their rival, ActiveSGV, they shared:
@ActiveSGV, emphasis on @Rudy Espinoza
Yikes how you gonna respond ActiveSGV??
Overall Rankings after 3 weeks
|5.||Investing In Place||96,370|
|6.||First 5 LA||85,590|
|9.||Friends of the LA River||79,491|
|10.||So Cal Edison||72,609|
|11.||Advancing Justice – LA||69,075|
|12.||API Equality – LA||66,645|
|13.|| T.R.U.S.T. South LA (Tenemos |
que Reclamar y Unidos Salvar
la Tierra – South LA)
|15.||Kounkuey Design Initiative||57,838|
|18.||American Heart Association||54,046|
|20.||California Dept. of Real Estate||49,351|
|21.||The Wilderness Society||46,957|
|22.||Community Health Councils||45,370|
|24.||LA Neighborhood Land Trust||32,568|
|25.||Senator Ben Allen||N/A|
A few notes on week 3 results:
- Amongst our 25 teams, only 23 teams submitted steps this week.
- In overall ranking, there’s a tight race for the top 3 spots. Who will get the gold, silver and bronze??
- Interestingly enough, last week’s average step count was slightly higher at 1,783,518 avg steps, compared to this week’s 1,783,496.
- Of the 23 teams who submitted, the teams combined for a total of 192 team members who contribued 15,066,718 steps!
- Our top 11 teams are averaging at least 70,000 steps, which is the recommended weekly step count by the American Heart Association. That’s one up from last week!
- Props to KYCC (68%), T.R.U.S.T. South LA (Tenemos que Reclamar y Unidos Salvar la Tierra – South LA) (61%), and LA Neighborhood Land Trust (27%) for the biggest % increase in steps from week 1 to week 3!
- Props to Visual Communications (26.45%), California Dept. of Real Estate (19.71%), American Heart Association (13.17%), and LA Walks (12.40%) for the highest percent increase in steps from Week 2 to 3!
- 10th place is within reach for MANY teams. Right now So Cal Edison has a lock on that top 10 finish, but Advancing Justice – LA, API Equality -LA are not too far away. A solid week 4 could change things up big.
- Senator Ben Allen’s team. At this point I’d like you to know there’s a trophy we have for the last place team. I’ll start shining it up for y’all 😉
I’m still leaving this here because competition gets fierce!
Yes, the Team League is a competition. BUT I do want to remind everyone this is for fun, and it’s meant as a way to encourage us to be more mindful of how active we may be in a day. Many of the groups here are nonprofits or government agencies, and it may not always be built in for us to focus on our health. Let’s do our best to use this challenge to think of how we can incorporate health into our daily schedules!