Try The 10,000 Steps Photographic Treasure Hunt

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Right now I’m walking a lot and am constantly trying to find new ways to make it fun so the other day I decided to head off on a Photographic Treasure Hunt in the park. The idea was simple, in the course of walking my 10,000 steps I also had to collect pictures of as many of the followings things as possible…

  1. A flower, tree or shrub that caught my eye
  2. Something that made me feel happy
  3. A dog having the best day ever (that’s pretty much every day) or a mildly happy cat (if you can find one)
  4. Something orange
  5. A face where I wasn’t expecting to see one (I love finding these)
  6. Something surprising
  7. A picture involving water
  8. Something shaped like a heart.

I had a really fun time doing all of this – and racked up 10,013 steps. I like taking photographs, even though I’m not very good at it but it’s only normally something I do when I’m on holiday so it was great to think about doing it at home as well. I also find it puts me in a better mood. I pootled round the park thinking ‘hello tree, aren’t you pretty?’ ‘Hello pink flower don’t you like bright against all the green stuff around you’, ‘oooh, look at the doggy.’ I’ve also been doing this while I walk round the block recently in an attempt to find something, anything, to fill up my instagram and it makes every walk a little bit different – which, when you’re walking the same route 2-3 times a day is most welcome trust me.

So what did I take pics of…here’s the eight images.

So, do you want to try it? Here’s the rules…

You have to get pictures of as many of the above as possible in the time it takes you to walk 10,000 steps.

You can do it in one long walking session like I did, or throughout the day, but the game stops when you reach your 10,000..

You can also walk them, run them, you can hop if you like, so long as you do the 10,000.

If you complete your challenge in 1,000 steps, you’re going to have a boring 9,000 steps to complete. Feel free to add your own categories should you go out in a blaze of photographic glory within about 10 minutes..

If you play along, post your picture on instagram tagging me in @healthehelen and with the hashtag #10000stepstreasurehunt. We might even make it a ‘thing’.

If lots of people join in, I might even award a prize for my favourite pic!


  1. Jonelle Patrick

    I love this idea! Having something else to think about while actually getting some exercise is the holy grail of my (OK it’s true I don’t really have a) fitness routine!

    1. healthehelen

      I can think of special geographic ones specially for you….

      Reply this thing on? Talk to me, it's lonely down here

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