ONLY IN L.A....
BY THE NUMBERS...
10,000 steps per walk
9,999 photos logged, with 0.5% making it into the book
472 square miles in Los Angeles
52 walks in books -- one for every weekend of the year
50 walks with recommended restaurants on route
47 walks that are dog-friendly
46 walks within walking distance of Metro bus stops
17 walks within walking distance of Metro rail lines
14 municipalities, outside of L.A., included in these walks
5 miles, approximate distance of 10,000 steps
1 pedometer used (Omran) on all my walks
0 number of squirrels caught by my dog Porter
Like so many creative projects, the cover for 10,000 Steps a Day in L.A. underwent several drafts before the current cover came to fruition. Though we didn't end up using her version, Sydnee Davidson presented some really cool alternates, including a foot concept in which the toes ingenuously spelled out "10,000." If you're looking for an awesome graphic designer, connect with her on LinkedIn!
Just a few candids of my trusty walking companion, Porter, who accompanied me on many of these dog-friendly walks, always willing to go that extra step.