Hello from Tajikistan! We’ve traveled an amazing distance of 8,414 miles from Goodland, Kansas, to Central Asia. Mountainous Tajikistan is a destination for climbers, hikers, skiers, and adventure sports fans. We’re enjoying the scenery and we’re also enjoying learning about the country’s sports culture and heroes, including Mavzuna Chorieva, Tajikistan’s “Million Dollar Baby,” who became a role model for young women when she took home a bronze medal — the country’s only medal — in women’s lightweight boxing at the 2012 Olympics.
It seems unbelievable that we’ve walked 8,414 miles, but what’s even more unbelievable is that we’re not done yet! So, keep walking — every lunchtime walk, every daily pedometer count, and every community exercise session helps us reach our goal of walking around the world.
Click here to download a Walking Scorecard to track your steps or minutes exercised. You can even pick up a pedometer to count your steps at the Hometown Teams Smithsonian exhibition in Atchison (on display through August 9), Perry, and Humboldt, and at participating Hometown Teams partner sites.