Fitbit 6: Week 17

We’ve now reached 10 weeks of sheltering in place due to the corona virus and, once again, the week was a complete disappointment.  Things got off to another slowish start on Sunday, where I came in just over 3500 steps.  Monday was the high point of the week, with 5600 steps.  Tuesday saw a big drop off, as I barely managed to make 2600 steps.  Wednesday jumped back up to 3900 steps, while Thursday managed to improve on that to 4100 steps.  Friday saw a slight decrease, falling back down to 3500 steps.  Saturday, I squandered every opportunity to do something athletic, finishing with a mere 2800 steps.

Total steps: 26,221

Daily average: 3745.9

Fitbit 6: Week 16

Week 9 of sheltering in place due to the corona virus saw a slight up-tick, thanks again in part to improving weather.  Things got off to a slowish start on Sunday, where I came in just over 3100 steps.  Monday saw a slight increase, up to 3600 steps.  Tuesday was even better, with 4500 steps.  Wednesday fell back down to 3100 steps.  Thursday was the low point of the week, as I dropped back down to 2500 steps.  Friday saw a big increase, jumping back up to 4800 steps.  Saturday, I managed to improve that total all the way up to 6600 steps, thanks to trips to Mariano’s and multiple Jewels.

Total steps: 28,539

Daily average: 4077

Fitbit 6: Week 15

Week 8 of sheltering in place due to the corona virus saw a slight up-tick, thanks in part to improving weather.  Things got off to a decent start on Sunday, where cleaning the garage floor helped push me up over 4800 steps.  Monday saw a decline down to 3800 steps.  Tuesday was a bit of a disappointment, as I managed to crack 2500 steps.  Wednesday was the high point of the week, as trips to Jewel and Mariano’s put me over my daily goal, with nearly 8000 steps, for the first time in 2 1/2 weeks.  Thursday was yet another disappointing day, as I dropped back down to 2100 steps.  Friday was the low point of the week, as I finished 4 steps shy of 1900.  On Saturday, I managed to improve that total all the way up to 2400 steps.

Total steps: 25,647

Daily average: 3552.3

Fitbit 6: Week 14

Week 7 of sheltering in place due to the corona virus saw another drop downward, thanks in part to bad weather.  Things got off to a decent start on Sunday, coming close to 4900 steps.  Monday saw a slight decline down to 4200 steps.  Tuesday ended up being the best day of the week, as I finally managed to crack 5200 steps.  The rains came on Wednesday, which kept me inside completely and limited me to 2300 steps.  Thursday saw the rains continue, and I managed almost 100 additional steps over the day before.  Friday saw a slight improvement in both the weather and my movement, coming in with only 3150 steps.  The weather improved tremendously on Saturday, but I spent most of the day reading, leading to a mere 2500 steps.

Total steps: 24,866

Daily average: 3552.3

Fitbit 6: Week 13

Week 6 of sheltering in place due to the corona virus saw my upward trend come to a stop, despite improved weather.  Things got off to a rough start on Sunday, thanks to residual pain from my long walk the day before, so I ended up 6 steps shy of 2900.  Monday I bumped that total up to 5000 steps.  Trips to Jewel, Target, and Meijer on Tuesday gave me my highest total of the week, with nearly 6400 steps.  Wednesday dropped down considerably, to 3100 steps.  Thursday saw a slight improvement, going up to 4000 steps.  Friday fell off a ledge, coming in with only 2400 steps.  Saturday used another trip to the grocery store to get back up to 4400 steps.

Total steps: 28,372

Daily average: 4053.1

Fitbit 6: Week 12

Week 5 of sheltering in place due to the corona virus saw my upward trend continue, despite the return of winter weather.  Things got off to a decent enough start on Sunday, thanks to a trip to the grocery store that helped put me over 5000 steps.  Continued cold weather on Monday left me with only 3700 steps.  Tuesday was a little better, as I surpassed 4200 steps.  Snow covered the area Wednesday morning, leading to a disappointing 3090 steps.  Another trip to two grocery stores on Thursday put me back up over 5700 steps.  Another snow covered morning on Friday kept me inside most of the day, leading to only 2200 steps. shy of 3200.  The weather improved on Saturday and so did my results, notching my first 10,000 step day since January 3rd thanks to a long walk through the neighborhood.

Total steps: 34,068

Daily average: 4866.9

Fitbit 6: Week 11

Week 4 of sheltering in place due to the corona virus again showed slight improvement over the previous week. better results.  Things got off to a slow start on Sunday, with only 3600 steps.  The weather turned for the better on Monday, which led to a marked improvement, as I surpassed my daily goal for the first time since March 13th and got nearly 8500 steps.  Tuesday was even better, as I surpassed 8600 steps.  Afternoon rains and lots of early meetings made Wednesday a disappointment, as I fell back down to 3700 steps.  Thursday was down again, with just over 3000 steps.  I spent 2 hours on hold with AT&T on Friday, which ate up my walking time and left me 25 steps shy of 3200.  Saturday was a bit of a bust, coming in with only 2300 steps despite decent weather during the day.

Total steps: 33,009

Daily average: 4715.6

Fitbit 6: Week 10

Week 3 of sheltering in place due to the corona virus again yielded similar, yet slightly better results.  Things got off to a slow start on Sunday, with only 2600 steps.  Monday saw a marked improvement, despite PI Planning in the morning, as I got nearly 5000 steps.  Tuesday fell back down again, with only 2500 steps.  Wednesday bounced back up again, finishing just over 5000 steps.  Thursday was back down again, with only 3200 steps.  Friday saw a nice improvement in the weather, which led to me finishing 13 steps shy of 5900.  Saturday was a near repeat of the week before, with a trip to the bank and then the grocery store leading to almost 4400 steps.

Total steps: 28,687

Daily average: 4098.1

Fitbit 6: Week 9

Week 2 of sheltering in place due to the corona virus yielded similar, if slightly better results.  The week got off to a slow start on Sunday, as I managed to barely surpass 2000 steps.  Monday was a little better, as I got up to 2500 steps.  Tuesday was another improvement, going up over 3000 steps.  The weather cooperated on Wednesday, leading to an after-work walk around the neighborhood with put me up over 6600 steps, my highest total since this whole mess started.  Despite colder weather, I managed a shorter walk on Thursday, which left me around 5200 steps.  Friday brought rain, which kept me inside all day and left me back down at 2600 steps.  I got out of the house on Saturday for a trip to the bank and the grocery store, which netted me steps despite the rain.

Total steps: 26,260

Daily average: 3751.4

Fitbit 6: Week 8

My worst week since Thanksgiving, but at least I can blame it on something other than myself.  Social distancing due to the corona virus was the name of the game, especially come Sunday night when, after 2600 steps, I got the call that I would be working from home for the forseeable future.  The adventure started on Monday, where I managed only 2600 steps.  Tuesday was the high point of the week, with 5600 steps, thanks to going to vote in the IL primary and then the grocery store to stock up on supplies.  Wednesday I was able to spend a little bit more time outside, which netted me 4300 steps.  Rumors dropped on Thursday that a total shelter-in-place warning was on the way, so I ran out to the grocery store to get some additional supplies and finished with 4800 steps.  Friday, I garnered 3700 steps as the shelter-in-place order was announced.  Saturday was a complete dud of a day, falling short of 1500 steps.

Total steps: 25,276

Daily average: 3610.9