This is a project that I worked on in my sports psychology class this semester. The class was split up into groups and given pedometers, which we would use at various sites in Louisville to make interesting walking paths. We would then map the paths on Google Earth and try to make them as easy to understand as we could.
The whole point of this project is to get people involved - just a little bit of physcial activity is a good thing, and this program is easily acessible to nearly everyone. By using Google Earth, you can easily find a good place to walk close to where you work or live, and find out the exact distance you'll be walking. You can also share this information with others and hopefully get them to make a healthy choice!
Our final project in the class was to get someone to walk one of our paths with us, and as that didn't work out I've decided to instead share this with everyone here. We (my group) tried to get the University of Lousville to use our finished walking path as an orientation walk, but with no luck.
In this instructable I'll explain 1,000 Steps and how to create your own walking paths using Google Earth.
The offical website is here: http://louisville.edu/~dnpate01/index.html
Also, the opening photo is from Brad Alsop's site, http://www.run131.com/
. I highly recommend visiting and reading about him and his mission. My class got to meet him and he is truly an amazing athlete!