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Walking Dublin ๐Ÿƒ

Last week, I was in Dublin, Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช for a meetup with the teams that support a variety of our plugins and services for self-hosted WordPress sites, like Jetpack, Akismet, VaultPress, Sensei, Gravatar, etc etc.

Usually, on meetups, I wake up extremely early, since I do at home, geek out doing random PRs or whatever, then join the rest of the crowd at a reasonable starting time. At home, I’ve started a regular routine of hitting the gym for an hour at 6:00 a.m. ๐Ÿ•• and I didn’t want to slide backwards on losing weight between no gym ๐Ÿ‹, increased beer๐Ÿบ and food ๐ŸŸ consumption.

This time, I still woke up early, but kept the laptop in my bag. I packed up everything to trick myself into thinking I was going to go work somewhere and would just take a walk. I would end up hitting my daily goal of 10,000 steps usually by 9 a.m. when we would start as a group.

Dublin is incredibly walkable. We were in a StayCity “Serviced Apartments” complex right near the city centre and could easily hit plenty of things to keep us busy on foot. Except for a day-trip to the countryside for part of the team, we didn’t use any vehicles except for airport transit.

Thanks to Google’s reporting of every second of my day, you can see my walking journeys.

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Saturday, I racked up a personal record 32,000 steps per FitBit, but everything was close enough that I never felt that I was going that far. It was a really enjoyable experience.

For more pictures, Ryan Cowles took a some [better] ones.

By Brandon Kraft

My life is an open-source book.

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