In just seven days, Caroline Shewburg, the CEO of West Perth Library in Mitchell recorded 100,000 steps on her step counter – the amount it would take to walk from the north to the south of Perth County.
"We're pleased with how quickly Shewburg finished the race," said Janet Jackson, public health promoter at the Perth District Health Unit, in a press release. "It's recommended that you walk 10,000 steps a day for optimum health, so Ms Shewburg was well above that average."
Shewburg was competing against fellow CEOs and staff from public libraries across Perth County to be the first to walk 100,000 steps. The race was promoting the fact that step counters are now available to loan, for free, at all public libraries. Step counters are worn at the waistband, inline with the foot, and track the number of steps the wearer takes. As the winner, Shewburg receives a $50 gift certificate at a local sporting goods store.