❤️ Blindman Advent For Change Step Challenge training: Update #4 – “Ouch”

Fitbit Walking Stats 9 Nov

Yay i did it!! 😰

Hi friends! Yesterday i completed the whole 20,000 steps as my ‘Blindman Advent For Change Step Challenge’ starts in only 21 days!

The accident and the AirPods…?

Woah, it doesn’t half make you jump when you hit a post…Especially when you’re blind and everything is so blurry or just vanishes! 🤕

As i walk i have only 1 AirPod in which plays my audiobook really low so i can hear my surroundings with my other ear. Also it plays the important announcements from my Fitbit app as the GPS is tracking me along my walk. So when i suddenly felt the cold hard post graze the side of my forehead then hit me square on the right shoulder that stopped me in my tracks…You could say it made me jump, lol!

A photo taken from the pavement of the road lined with green trees and a black Audi on the road

Photo of the road i was walking down ⇧ 

As it didn’t knock me out, i kept on walking for about another ten steps until i realised…My book wasn’t playing. “Oh no” i said as i knew my AirPod had flown out of my ear and into the endless green mass at the side of the road. As my stomach dropped with the thought of me losing my AirPods on my first 20,000 step attempt, i pulled out my iPhone and turned on Voiceover (i can’t see to use the phone so Voiceover is fantastic for blind users).

I thought it was the sound of the traffic that was stopping me from hearing the voice through my phone speakers…Until i realised it would be still connected to the AirPod that was lost in the bushes! “Wait a minute” i did as i remembered i had the other AirPod in my pocket. Quickly i placed it in my ear and quickly launched ‘Find My’ app where i could hopefully play a sound through my AirPods. When i heard the radar like sound start quietly at first i quickly placed the AirPod from my ear back into the case, as i don’t want to be deaf too, lol. I heard nothing at first as the traffic was so loud…But then…I could hear the radar sound coming from the dirty, wet and deep brush. I used my homing skills until i was stood right next to it, then pushed my hand into what felt like one of those scenes from Indiana Jones with all of the bugs…And pulled out my AirPod! “No way” i said “I can’t believe i’ve found it”. 😀 

The stats of the challenge…

I always record my walks for this challenge as i don’t want the other steps i do throughout the day to be recorded as being part of my challenge…I think that’s cheating. So i’ve found a way to share with you guys my stats for my walk which i’ll post each day during my challenge (see stats image above). I like the way it separates my walk steps from my total steps. 😀 

I wonder what excitement the next walk will bring, lol! 🤣 

An Advent For Change…❤️
Blindman 20,000 steps, every day, for 24 days (during advent 2020) for Blood Pressure UK! That’s around 250 miles!! 

 Please DONATE and help me smash my £1,000 target! 💪🏼 


I believe that the greatest gift you can give your loved ones and the world this Christmas…Is a healthier you! ❤️ 💪🏼 😀 


4 thoughts on “❤️ Blindman Advent For Change Step Challenge training: Update #4 – “Ouch”

  1. Hi Steve. Glad to hear that you found your AirPod – very clever. I have some ear phones for running that have a bit which fits round my ear & the 2 are attached together so you can’t lose them. Got them from Amazon not expensive! I don’t use my AirPods for running/walking because of poss losing them!!
    Hope you didn’t hurt yourself xxx

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    1. Hey Lynda!

      I’m fine thanks as the post only glanced off the side of my forehead, and the main impact was my shoulder…Which doesn’t hurt much at all. 😀
      Your earphones sound like a good idea…But i can’t wear anything like that as i can only wear 1 earphone as i need the other ear to listen out for everything around me.
      At least i know where the post is now, lol so i can avoid it next time! 🤣


      1. Glad you’re ok. You can wear only 1 of the earpieces. I take one out if I have to go into a shop or something.

        Mpow Wireless Headphones Bluetooth 5.0, Up to 9 Hrs Playing Time IPX7 Waterproof Running Headphones In-ear Earbuds for Gym Cycling Workout Running Hiking Fitness with Built-in Noise Cancelling Mic
        by Mpow Store
        Learn more: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075XHXKZZ/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_zTQQFbBP7X3T0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

        Might be worth giving them a go. My worry with AirPods is exactly what happened to you which is why i only use them indoors!!

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