A year ago, I set a goal of 2,730,000 steps, an average of 7500 steps per day. Thanks to the ongoing pandemic and a summer where I did very little to take advantage of much of the country still being shut down and no longer having to go to work, I fell quite a bit short of my challenge, finishing more than a million steps behind with only 1,689,490, the third straight year I’ve failed to surpass my yearly goal and the only times I’ve failed aside from 2014 under the old GlobalFit program. My average step total per week was 32,490.19, which comes out to about 4641.5 per day. The median weekly total was 31,544.5. My best week was Week 8, where three 9000 step days, including a trip to Indianapolis for the NCAA Tournament, propelled me over to 55,500 steps for the week. My worst week was Week 32, although that was caused more by my losing access to my charger for a few days and ending up with a dead Fitbit.
For the upcoming year, I’m going to keep things as is, in the hopes that I can finally reverse this downward trend. I am leaving my goal for steps per day at 7500, which would again bring me to a yearly total of 2,730,000 steps. Hopefully this fourth attempt, now that I’ve got this WFH thing down pat, is the one that sticks.