A Message from Rep. Matthew Bundy
Blue Cross of Idaho sponsors a legislator-walking challenge every session, and over 60 legislators joined in the fun this year. I was able to average over 10,000 steps per day throughout the month of February and the Blue Cross will be donating $1,000 to the Mountain Home School District to purchase equipment or support an activity that enhances physical activity in the district.
Throughout the month of February, I always took the stairs and avoided the elevator at the statehouse. I would try and take short walks on my lunch break and even made some interesting discoveries around the Capitol and studied the history of this great place. Some examples are the Washington statue of the 4th floor, the Challenger Space Shuttle outside on the north side of the building, and the bell in the front of the building.
Weekends were spent taking walks as I reviewed bills for the upcoming week and made the many phone calls needed to coordinate activities in the House and to keep legislation moving. It was so much fun that I have committed to the Marsing school district to walk on their behalf in the challenge next year.