Well it’s 3 days into February and I have put up a few good days of numbers. 12,900, 9,900, and 13,600 today. As I get closer to starting my new work next week I wonder how my daily step count may change. Hopefully it will go up and I will not need to be walking a mile on lunch like I currently have to do.
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I should really say 313,614 steps down 5,686,386 steps to go!!
So as you can see from the picture I have a lot of things to be proud of this month, and a few to work on. Yes, I didn’t achieve my planned 11,000 step average but coming in at 10,000 steps is still a great achievement. Consider this, my 4 rest days where I didn’t do anything were about 3,500 steps average. If you take this as a better gauge of my average steps without doing workouts this means that I would have only had about 108,000 steps normally and it would have taken me until near the end of March to walk the number of steps that I completed this month.
Moving forward this month I am planning to try and average about 12,000 plus steps a day. This is my stage wise approach to trying to get my average step count in the 18,000 to 20,000 step range for summer to make up for these first few months. Note: 6 million steps is an average of 16,000+ a day for the year. One rule that I am going to make for myself for this month is to only take one “rest day” a week and all rest days need to be at least 6,000 steps.
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After 5 really good days of steps, Sunday and Monday I fell off the wagon. I also forgot to do my weekly update. I am busy tonight getting back on track so will do a weekly update tomorrow night….Rob
Well I haven’t posted the last couple of days as I have been very preoccupied with thought. I hope people have been doing well with keeping their new years resolutions. I have been preoccupied because after 14 years at the same place of employment I was offered a job somewhere else. I am seriously thinking of changing jobs as this is an amazing offer. It has been VERY stressful trying to think of all the PROS and CONS to make a decision. This has been coupled with some increased foot pain, worry about my wife whom is having surgery in a little more then a week, and all the other things life throws at us. As such, my step count will has completely sucked the last few days and put me farther behind my goal. Today has been a rest day that has been under 5,000 steps. Now the weather is getting bad this week too… ugh.
So for those of you who like number and wanting to know where I am, here is all the info for the fist 9 days of this challenge.
- Jan 1 – 9,821
- Jan 2 – 12,875
- Jan 3 – 9,201
- Jan 4 – 12,574
- Jan 5 – 10,354
- Jan 6 – 8,898
- Jan 7 – 12,029
- Jan 8 – 7,650
- Jan 9 – 8,862
- Total – 92,264 / Average 10,252
- % of 6 Million Goal 1.54%
I truly hope that this slowdown of this weekend I can recover from during the week. To all my Munzee friends remember about the special double points next weekend. I hope everyone has a good week!!!
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OOPS.. Forgot to post the other day.Overall have been good. With being back to work and trying to get in steps I have forgot about posting. As you can see from the picture I have been doing OK with getting in steps and trying to get my daily average to about 11,000 steps during the month of January.
One thing that is becoming more and more apparent is that I will have to really work on getting my steps up into the 20,000 step range for the summer so that I can make up the ground I am loosing right now and next fall into winter. Currently it is taking walking during my lunch and at least an hour at night to get to the 9-10,000 step range. This means that by summer I will need to be walking about 2-3 hrs out of my day!!!
Nothing else interesting really to say today… Hope everyone is having a good first week of 2016… 7 days in 359 days to go.
Thanks for reading Rob.
Well the hour at the gym on the treadmill helped me get a 12,000 step day. Hooray!! My boss asked me ” if I have any pain with all the walking?” Yes, I do have some pain but haven’t wanted to blog about it. But for those wondering I have had two small blisters, and right ankle and foot pain. I view it this way, any physical challenge will have pain and if you start focusing on the pain you have more potential to fail. So I am pushing through…and of course medicating as needed.
Hope everyone is having a good week.
First day back to work…Ugh. Hey it is also freezing outside!! Yesterday’s step count wasn’t bad at 9,201. Today though with this cold and being back to work getting steps means going to the gym. With work and even a quick lunchtime walk my step count is only 4,000 steps. World Gym here I come…One treadmill, 60 min, 3 to 3.5 mph please.
Well the first two days of this challenge has been cold but I braved it and did some walking around town vs going to the gym. The picture is of the one walking path by my home that will be getting lots of use with this challenge. I was the first person to walk on it in the snow today. I put up some pretty good step numbers by going for a walk to get a few Geocaches that I have not gotten before.
- Jan 1st – 9,821 steps – Geocaches GC67AD3, GC62A2C
- Jan 2nd – 12,875 steps – Geocaches GC50PYK, GC3XH8G
I haven’t done much Geocaching the last couple of years but think that getting back into the habit a little more will be extremely helpful at keeping my walks varied.
Hope everyone has a good first weekend of the new year and has done something fun.
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Is I stated last night, yesterday was a difficult day to get in steps. Today, I feel similar but have done better. One of my biggest barriers to success with this challenge will be progressively increasing my step count and keeping it at a higher level.
Yesterdays final step count was 8,515… This makes me proud that I have at least been able to meet my goal of 7,500 a day this week. Today makes three days in a row with 7,500+ steps. Today will probably end up 10,000+. Hooray!!
For those wondering how I will am planning to add so many extra steps to my life. The answer is lots of Munzee, Geocaching, and Flagstack. For people whom are unfamiliar with these activities they are all GPS based games that are played worldwide. All of these I have been doing off and on throughout the year. Recently much more Munzee then anything else.
Well that’s all for today… I have been doing some other reading on ways to increase steps in your day and plan to publish some links / tips this weekend.
Thanks for Reading.. Rob