Fitbit VII – Week 14

A slight bounce back this week, though still a disappointing finish.  Things got off to a decent enough start on Sunday, as a trip down to Guaranteed Rate Field left me 6 steps shy of 5800.  Monday was slightly better, coming in above 6100 steps as the weather started to turn more spring-like.  Tuesday was the nicest day of the week, both weather wise and step wise, as I managed to surpass my daily goal with 7600 steps.  Wednesday was a down day, with only 3700 steps.  Thursday bounced back a bit, as I raised that step total to 5100.  Friday was easily the worst day of the week, with only 3300 steps.  Saturday used another trip to the old ballpark to finish with 5500 steps.

Total steps: 37,322

Daily average: 5331.7

Fitbit VII – Week 13

Another week headed in the wrong direction.  A chilly Sunday ended with a chilly step total, falling 25 steps shy of 2800.  Monday saw a decent enough increase, going up to 4800 steps even.  Tuesday was a little worse, finishing 9 steps over 4000.  Wednesday jumped back up to over 4900.  Thursday was the highlight of the week, as my first trip to Wrigley Field in 16 months left me with 9100 steps.  Friday was nowhere near as good, coming in at 3500 steps.  Saturday was even worse, finishing with only 2800 steps.

Total steps: 32,024

Daily average: 4574.9

Fitbit VII – Week 12

An overall disappointing week, despite managing to get out of the house once or twice for some baseball.  The week started off decently on Sunday, as a trip to Guaranteed Rate Field followed by Michael’s birthday celebration left me with 5200 steps.  Monday was the high point of the week, as I combined a trip to CVS for vaccine shot #2 with another game to surpass my daily goal of 7500 steps.  Tuesday, I was feeling the after-effects of either the shot or the late night cold game, so I dropped back down to 4200 steps.  I was feeling better on Wednesday, but meetings limited me to just 2700 steps.  An off day on Thursday for a day game for the White Sox against the Indians left me with 5500 steps.  Friday fell back down a bit, with only 3900 steps.  Saturday was a waste, finishing with a mere 2200 steps.

Total steps: 31,473

Daily average: 4496.1

Fitbit VII – Week 11

A decent pandemic week, though still quite shy of my goal.  Things got off to a good start on Sunday, as a trip in to Chicago to celebrate birthdays with Val and Daryl put me over 7500 steps.  Monday and Tuesday were slight disappointments, as I finished over 7000 and 7100 steps respectively, but couldn’t get those few additional steps to put me over goal.  Things fell off on Wednesday, as I dropped down to 4000 steps due to meeting after meeting after meeting.  Thursday saw a bit of a bounce back, thanks to the White Sox home opener and my triumphant return to Guaranteed Rate Field, leaving me with 6400 steps.  Friday was a little worse, with only 4800 steps.  A rainout on Saturday kept me home all day, which left me only 3 steps shy of 2400.

Total steps: 39,524

Daily average: 5646.3

Fitbit VII – Week 10

The final week of the March Madness Step Challenge fell short of my weekly goal, as I fell off as the week went on.  The week got off to a good start on Sunday, as I picked up 8900 steps.  Monday I fell off a bit, going down to 6200 steps.  Tuesday fell even more, as I just managed to surpass 4900 steps.  Wednesday was easily the worst day of the week, as I finished with only 2200 steps, my lowest total since early February.  Thursday bounced back a bit, rising up to 4100 steps.  Friday was down again, dropping back to 3600 steps.  Saturday saw a nice bounce back, with 5500 steps, thanks to an afternoon trip to the local Jewel.

Total steps: 35,756

Daily average: 5108

Fitbit VII – Week 9

The second week of the March Madness Step Challenge puts me over goal for the second consecutive week, the first time I’ve managed that since early August.  The week got off to a good start on Sunday, as I picked up 7800 steps.  Monday I managed to garner my first 10,000 step day since my August trip to the zoo with Danny, finishing over 10,300 as I ventured out to a not-so-local CVS to get my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.  Tuesday fell back down to 8100 steps, which I guess is still acceptable.  Wednesday finished with only 6300 steps.  Thursday bounced back, rising up to 7700 steps.  Friday was nearly as good, with over 7500 steps.  Saturday was the down day of the week, with only 4700 steps.

Total steps: 52,716

Daily average: 7530.9

Fitbit VII – Week 8

As we kick off our second year of working remotely, a little good news as, thanks to a March Madness step challenge at work, I managed to finish the week over goal for the first time since early August.  The week got off to a good start on Sunday, where I managed to pick up 9100 steps, my highest single day total since my vacation to Michigan in early September.  Monday fell off, coming in 7 steps shy of 5800 as the weather turned bad.  Tuesday bounced back, as I managed to get back over goal with 7600 steps.  Wednesday went back down again, but to a still respectable 6,666 steps.  Thursday saw another big increase, jumping all the way up to 9100 steps.  Friday was a bit of an adventure, as I drove down to Purdue to pick up Danny before heading to Indianapolis to see Purdue disappoint in the NCAA Tournament, ending up with 9600 steps, although I think I lost a few along the way as I relived the 11 PM hour thanks to the time change between EDT and CDT.  Saturday, despite being sore as all get-out from Friday, I still managed to get 7500 steps.

Total steps: 55,581

Daily average: 7940.1

Fitbit VII – Week 7

We wrap up a full year of pandemic-induced working from home with a pretty decent week, my best weekly total since I went to Michigan in September.  Spring-like weather helped me get the week off to a good start on Sunday, as I took an afternoon walk to listen to the White Sox game on the radio and finished 10 steps shy of 7700, my first day over goal in over a month.  I managed to better my performance on Monday, racking up over 7900 steps and finishing over goal two days in a row for the first time since early November.  Tuesday was yet another winner, with 7800 steps, giving me 3 straight days over goal for the first time since that September trip to Michigan.  Things fell apart a bit on Wednesday, where meetings kept me chained to my desk all day and left me with only 3200 steps.  Thursday saw a decent bounce back, as I was able to get back up to 5900 steps.  Friday saw another slight decline, coming 17 steps shy of 5300.  Saturday saw a nice improvement, despite the spring-like weather starting to fade, finishing over 6000 steps.

Total steps: 43,992

Daily average: 6284.6

Fitbit VII – Week 6

A pretty decent week, all things considered, as I put up my highest total since the first week of January.  Things got off to a decent-enough start on Sunday, as the weather was nice enough for a short walk, which led to over 5400.  Monday fell down a bit, both in weather and in steps, coming in at 4000 steps.  Tuesday saw a slight improvement, moving up to 4200 steps.  Wednesday was another decent enough day, going all the way back up to 5300 steps.  Thursday was just a little bit worse, coming in with 5000 steps.  Friday was easily the low point of the week, as leftovers for lunch and the season finale of WandaVision left me with only 3000 steps.  Saturday was the high point of the week, thanks to a trip to Mariano’s, ending up with 5600 steps.

Total steps: 32,698

Daily average: 4671.1

Fitbit VII – Week 5

A big drop down in steps from last week, despite the temperature finally starting to break in a good way.  Things got off to a decent-enough start on Sunday, falling 1 step shy of 4300.  Monday was almost the same, coming in just 4 steps short of 4200.  Tuesday fell off a cliff, as a busy day of meetings left me with only 2400 steps.  Wednesday bounced back a bit, going all the way back up to 3800 steps.  Thursday was another busy meeting day, coming in with the low total of the week with only 2200 steps.  Friday saw another improvement, going up to 3700 steps.  Saturday saw the best weather of 2021 so far, and an afternoon walk helped to propel me to the week’s best day, with more than 6100 steps.

Total steps: 26,852

Daily average: 3836