Race2Rio | Beyond the Number

When we hear about Race2Rio participants who have exceeded their goals, we like to share them! Check out some of our employees and see what keeps them on track and motivated.

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Wendall Hughes
Sturgis
Team: Netherlands

Why do you like the Race2Rio challenge?
I coach high school football and baseball, and daughter’s little league softball team, so I like that it is a team effort. Knowing my teammates are depending on me makes me more accountable.

How has the Race2Rio challenge impacted you?
The Race2Rio challenge has helped me be mindful of my health.

What has been your greatest amount of steps in one day? What did you do?
I did 20,489 steps in one day. I worked all day and coached a double header that evening.

Outside of walking, what other activities do you enjoy?
I’m a very active person and enjoy spending time with my family, coaching, playing cards, and listening to music.

What motivates you to stay active?
I’m motivated to stay active so that I can try and keep up with my kids and grow old together with my wife!

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Ken Malys
Hazleton
Team: Dominican Republic

Why do you like the Race2Rio challenge?
I like the Race2Rio challenge because it gives me extra motivation to be more active. This is the first time I’ve used a Fitbit and it’s a great way to track my activity and weight goals. The chance to win a prize is an extra incentive.

How has the Race2Rio challenge impacted you?
I am more active on weekdays and during work because of the challenge. I mainly exercised on weekends but now I’ve been doing a lot more activity during the week. My goal is to do 80,000 steps for every week of the challenge (to help my team get to Rio).

What has been your greatest amount of steps in one day? What did you do?
The most steps I did in a day was 20,428 steps. The day before, I forgot to wear my Fitbit to work and wanted to make up my steps. I walked at work whenever I had the chance. Instead of watching TV at night, I walked on the treadmill for a few miles. This helped me get back on track.

Outside of walking, what other activities do you enjoy?
The other activities I enjoy are bicycling and kayaking. While kayaking, I have seen a deer swim across a lake and a doe taking a fawn to wade in the water to cool it on a hot Summer day. I also seen beavers, bald eagles, osprey, great blue heron, turtle and frogs up close.

What motivates you to stay active?
I’m motivated for health reasons. As I get older, it helps me to lose weight and keep the pounds off. When I am active, I feel better and it helps to keep my numbers in check.

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Shawn Brown
Spring Garden
Team: Mexico

Why do you like the Race2Rio challenge?
I like the Race2Rio challenge because I think it is a great idea. It motivates me to walk more.

How has the Race2Rio challenge impacted you?
I started walking four years ago after receiving bad news from by physician (blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.). I took it personal and decided to take control through diet and exercise. I didn’t want to be on medication.

What has been your greatest amount of steps in one day? What did you do?
The most steps I’ve done in a day is 32,259 steps. My job requires a lot of walking. My dog and I also walk at least a mile every day.

Outside of walking, what other activities do you enjoy?
I am a huge sports fan- Go Tar Heels, Cowboys and Bulls!

What motivates you to stay active?
My family. I am very family oriented and spending quality time with them means the world to me so I want to stay healthy.

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