Fitbit VII – Week 44

Yet another disappointing week, which should have been boosted at the end by yet another football game, but was not.  Things got off to a poor start on Sunday, as I finished with 3500 steps.  Monday was slightly worse, as I dropped down to 3400 steps.  Tuesday saw a big increase, jumping all the way up to 4300 steps.  Wednesday fell back down again a bit, down to 4100 steps.  Thanksgiving festivities saw Thursday, fall back down 3200 steps.  Friday was the high point of the week, thanks to a trip back down to Purdue to bring Danny back to campus and to watch his band practice, earning me 5300 steps.  A rainy morning on Saturday meant skipping the football game and driving home, leaving me 20 steps shy of 4700.

Total steps: 28,476

Daily average: 4068

Fitbit VII – Week 43

Another disappointing week, boosted at the end by yet another football game.  Things got off to a poor start on Sunday, as I finished with 3800 steps.  Monday was slightly better, as I jumped up to exactly 4200 steps.  Tuesday saw a big drop off, coming 23 steps away from 2800.  Wednesday saw a big improvement, jumping up to 4800 steps.  Despite a trip out to see some work friends for lunch on Thursday, it fell back down again to nearly 2900 steps.  Friday rose back up to 4400 steps, thanks to a day off.  A trip to Wrigley Field to see Purdue battle Northwestern on Saturday was my high point of the week, leaving me 23 steps shy of 6700.

Total steps: 29,681

Daily average: 4240.1

Fitbit VII – Week 42

Another disappointing week, doomed at the end by my reaction to the COVID vaccine booster shot.  Things got off to a decent enough start on Sunday, coming a mere 9 steps shy of 4300.  Monday was slightly better, as I jumped up to nearly 4900 steps.  Tuesday fell off a bit, coming just 23 steps away from 4500.  Wednesday was just a little lower, ending with 4200.  Thursday saw a slight bounce back, finishing over 4400 thanks in part to a trip to Target to get my booster shot.  Friday fell off to 2800 steps, as the booster knocked me out and left me feeling sick for most of the day.  I was feeling better on Saturday, but still needed 1 additional step to get to 1900.

Total steps: 27,024

Daily average: 3860.6

Fitbit VII – Week 41

Another disappointing week, helped along by trip to a football game.  Things got off to a bad start on Sunday, as I finished with 3100 steps.  Monday was slightly better, as I jumped up to 4100 steps.  Tuesday fell off quite a bit, coming just 18 steps away from 2600.  Wednesday, as usual, was the worst day of the week, as I failed to even get to 2000 steps, ending with 1900.  Thursday saw a bounce back, finishing 3 steps short of 3700 thanks in part to a team lunch that sent me out in to the world.  Friday was even better, thanks to a day off, finishing only 7 steps shy of 4600.  Saturday was the big day of the week, as a trip down to West Lafayette to see Danny and Purdue upset Michigan State put me over 10,600 steps.

Total steps: 30,754

Daily average: 4393.4

Fitbit VII – Week 40

And yet another disappointing week, though I did manage to celebrate another completed trip around the sun.  Things got off to what passes for a decent enough start on Sunday, as I finished with 4000 steps.  Monday was even worse, falling down to 2800 steps.  Tuesday turned out to be the best day of the week, thanks to a night out to celebrate Val leaving work, which put me 18 steps shy of 4500.  Wednesday, as usual, was the worst day of the week, falling down to 2300 steps, despite venturing out at night for a birthday dinner.  Thursday saw a healthy increase, jumping back up to 4400 steps as Val and Daryl stopped by to celebrate my birthday.  A day off on Friday culminated with another night out with friends, finishing only 15 steps shy of 4200.  Saturday was another bust of a day, with only 3000 steps.

Total steps: 25,417

Daily average: 3631

Fitbit VII – Week 39

Another disappointing week, though I did manage to get back up over 30,000 steps.  Things got off to what passes for a decent enough start on Sunday, as I finished 20 steps shy of 4600.  Monday was slightly better, as I got outside for a walk around the block which helped put me over 5200 steps.  Tuesday fell off a bit, coming just 22 steps away from 4000.  Wednesday, as usual, was the worst day of the week, falling down to 3000 steps.  Thursday saw a healthy increase, jumping back up to 4700 steps.  Friday was even better, thanks to a day off and a trip down to the south side for lunch at Ricobene’s and some walking around Armour Square Park and Guaranteed Rate Field, finishing only 34 steps shy of 6900.  Saturday was a bust of a day, with only 3300 steps.

Total steps: 31,872

Daily average: 4553.1

Fitbit VII – Week 38

And yet another disappointing week.  Things got off to a decent enough start on Sunday, as Game 3 of the ALDS led me to 5300 steps.  Monday was slightly lower due to rain surpassing 4800 steps.  Game 4, and the end of the White Sox season, came on Tuesday, as I finished with 4700 steps.  Wednesday fell even lower, falling down to 3300 steps.  Thursday saw a slight increase, jumping back up to 4200 steps.  Friday was even better, as I finished only 17 steps shy of 4700.  Saturday was a bust of a day, with only 2500 steps.

Total steps: 29,578

Daily average: 4225.4

Fitbit VII – Week 37

Yet another disappointing week.  Things got off to a slow-ish start on Sunday, as I managed to finish 2 steps away from 3800.  Monday saw a slight increase, surpassing 4000 steps.  Tuesday was the week’s high point, with a monumental 4700 steps.  Wednesday was a little lower, falling down to 4600 steps.  Thursday dropped again, going down to 4200 steps.  Friday was a big bust, as I managed only 2500 steps.  Despite a trip out for a haircut on Saturday, I ended up 6 steps away from 3600.

Total steps: 27,629

Daily average: 3947

Fitbit VII – Week 36

I’m slightly down from last week, but still managed to stay over 30,000 steps for a third week in a row, which is what passes for an accomplishment these days.  Things got off to a slow-ish start on Sunday, as I managed 4100 steps while recuperating from the day before.  Monday was the high point of the week, surpassing 8000 steps thanks to Family Night at Wrigley Field.  Tuesday was Jose Abreu bobblehead night at Guaranteed Rate Field, which pushed me to 6000 steps.  Wednesday was a complete and total bust, falling down to 3000 steps.  Thursday saw a slight improvement, as I finished 2 steps shy of 3900.  Friday dropped me back down to 2500 steps.  A rainy Saturday left me with 18 steps away from 3900.

Total steps: 31,693

Daily average: 4527.6

Fitbit VII – Week 35

Well, I managed to stay over 30,000 steps for a second week in a row, thanks to my first 10,000 step day in a month.  Things got off to a slow start on Sunday, as I managed just 2800 steps.  Monday saw a slight improvement, as I went up to 4400 steps.  Tuesday was a little better still, going up to 4600 steps.  Wednesday was not the complete and total bust it usually is, ending with 4400 steps.  Thursday fell off a bit, as I finished 6 steps shy of 3900.  A day off on Friday dropped me back down to 3700 steps.  A trip to West Lafayette on Saturday for the Purdue/Illinois game, plus Danny’s associated band activities, put me up over 10,600 steps.

Total steps: 34,625

Daily average: 4946.4