Midas Gold Hikes with Mike

Midas Gold Hikes with Mike

Published on June 17, 2016


Congressman Mike Simpson is trying to get enough steps in over the next year to equal the distance of walking from Washington, D.C. to Boise. Midas Gold employees are going to join him in his adventure and we invite you to do the same.

The distance between Boise and the U.S. Capitol building is 2,963 miles. Congressman Simpson wants to walk it over the next 12 to 15 months. In order to reach his goal, he will need to log around seven miles each day. He started his walking marathon on June, 1 and will use his activity tracker to keep track of his steps.

Hike with Mike

Photo courtesy of Congressman Mike Simpson.

According to the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, 29 percent of Idahoans are obese. Congressman Simpson invited Idahoans to join him in his challenge to help others lead a healthier lifestyle. The Congressman has lost close to 70 pounds in the last year and a half by adding more physical activity into his daily routine.

At Midas Gold, we know how easy it can be to get caught up in a project you’re working on and not leave your desk for hours. Some of our staff are joining Congressman Simpson to be more conscious of how much we move each day and try to find simple ways to add more activity into our lives. You can follow our journey on our Facebook page, facebook.com/MidasGoldIdaho, or by searching #hikewithmike.

If you want to be part of the challenge, sign up by visiting simpson.house.gov/district/idaho-step-challenge.htm. Participants will receive updates from the Congressman and fun facts about cities along the route to Washington, D.C.

The last few miles of Congressman Simpson’s journey will be a fun run (or walk) from the Idaho Capitol steps to Julia Davis Park near downtown. We hope you will consider joining us and Congressman Simpson as we all work toward leading healthier, active lifestyles.

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