I am asking you to join me
in my journey to Congress by walking to Washington
with me. Because my home in Medford is 1,345
miles from the steps of our nation's capitol,
I am asking each community in Oklahoma Congressional
District 3 to walk 1,345 miles by Election Day,
November 4, 2008.
Do We Do It?
In every community,
we will need a group of four or more people
to volunteer as community captains. (Click
here to volunteer).
The captains will ask family, friends, and neighbors
in their community to join them and they will
record their communities progress in the Walk
Do We Do?
One of the basics for good
health is exercise. Walking is a simple but
effective exercise to improve physical fitness
and manage our weight. Walking 10,000 steps,
5 days a week is recommended to achieve a good
level of physical fitness. Walking doesn't take
special gear, special equipment, or facilities;
you can walk just about anywhere; and it is
fun and easy to do with friends and family.
do I Start
Begin at whatever your level
of physical fitness is today (be that 10 steps,
100 steps, or 1,000 steps per day) and add steps
each week as you improve your level of fitness.
Many may be surprised how many steps they take
in the course of the day - those steps count
towards the goal of 10,000 steps (about 5 miles).
The Robbins for Congress campaign will provide
pedometers to the community captains so they
can record their steps and share with others.
Count every step every day; and no matter where
you go, those steps count.
Here is an example: Taking
two thousand steps equals walking approximately
one mile. If a group of 20 friends and family
in your community each walked 4,000 steps per
day, five days a week; that community would
reach Washington in only 34 days.
Together we can make a BIG
difference. We can improve our health, our quality
of life, our communities' vitality, help reduce
health care costs and make health insurance
more affordable, set an example for our children
and send Frankie Robbins to Congress to Get
America Back on Track. We can get fit while
to the House!"
When I visit your community,
I look forward to joining you in the Walk to
here to join in the walk