Walking Update – Week 4, 2018

Step Update for week 4 of 2018, 22nd January 2018 to 28th January 2018.

Step Data

Day

Target

Steps

Monday  15,279 15,000
Tuesday  15,226 15,000
Wednesday  16,901 15,000
Thursday  16,651 15,000
Friday  15,695 15,000
Saturday  17,457 15,000
Sunday  15,335 15,000
Total  112,544 105,000

Looking at the Numbers

The highest day of the week was Saturday with a total of 17,457 steps, while the lowest day was Tuesday with 15,226 steps.

The total steps for the week were 112,544 which works out to an average of 16,077 steps per day across the week. This gives a total of 456,280 steps year to date.

Comments

Since last week my total for the week has dropped off a little bit. Some of this can be attributed to an increase in other exercises that I have been undertaking. Mainly in the form of getting on my bicycle and riding five out of seven days for a total of almost 72km. I am planning to continue the bike riding and will hopefully see an equilibrium establish over the coming weeks.

In saying the above I do like the idea of maintaining a more consistent walk over the days the of the week. Occasional spikes on one day are ok, but I do like being within that 1,000 steps just over the goal, instead of being way over every day. Working with these sort of goals is all about balance to ensure that other areas of life are not suffering as a result.

This Time Last Year

You can have a look at the full post from last year, Week 4, 2017, it does not contain commentary but the numbers are there.

The total steps for the week were 112,073 last year compared to 112,544 this year. While the average steps each day was 16,010 last year and this year it is 16,077. The year to date total was 484,971 last year compared to 456,280 this year. The year to date steps may have some variance does to the timing of the week in the year.

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Walking Update – Week 3, 2018

Step Update for week 3 of 2018, 15th January 2018 to 21st January 2018.

Step Data

Day

Target

Steps

Monday  15,232 15,000
Tuesday  15,364 15,000
Wednesday  15,104 15,000
Thursday  16,059 15,000
Friday  15,427 15,000
Saturday  16,037 15,000
Sunday  19,700 15,000
Total  112,923 105,000

Looking at the Numbers

The highest day of the week was Sunday with a total of 19,700 steps, while the lowest day was Wednesday with 15,104 steps.

The total steps for the week were 112,923 which works out to an average of 16,131 steps per day across the week. This gives a total of 343,736 steps year to date.

Comments

The week has not been too bad in terms of walking. Although yes there are some lowish numbers on some of the days, it is not so much because I have not been walking. The challenge I find is that the Garmin Vivofit is uncomfortable on my wrist when the weather is hot. So I will try to achieve the steps and then take it off for the day. In some ways, this means that the figure might be a little inaccurate, but it tends to only be this way for a short period of the year.

In saying the above Wednesday and Friday did both seem like a real struggle to get the stops that I needed. I am unsure how some days it seems like an easy task to achieve what I need and others it just seems like no matter how much I walk there is always so much more work to get there.

This Time Last Year

You can have a look at the full post from last year, Week 3, 2017, it does not contain commentary but the numbers are there.

The total steps for the week were 123,416 last year compared to 112,923 this year. While the average steps each day was 17,632 last year and this year it is 16,131. The year to date total was 372,844 last year compared to 343,736 this year. The year to date steps may have some variance does to the timing of the week in the year.

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Walking Update – Week 2, 2018

Step Update for week 2 of 2018, 8th January 2018 to 14th January 2018.

Step Data

Day

Target

Steps

Monday  15,657 15,000
Tuesday  15,167 15,000
Wednesday  15,552 15,000
Thursday  16,791 15,000
Friday  18,526 15,000
Saturday  17,024 15,000
Sunday  19,506 15,000
Total  118,223 105,000

Looking at the Numbers

The highest day of the week was Sunday with a total of 19,506 steps, while the lowest day was Tuesday with 15,167 steps.

The total steps for the week were 118,223 which works out to an average of 16,889 steps per day across the week. This gives a total of 230,813 steps year to date.

Comments

The second week of the year for Brisbane has felt like one of the hottest since last summer. In some ways, this has made it somewhat difficult to feel comfortable walking. But then again doing the hard work to walk is not about always feeling comfortable.

One way that I have found to beat the heat a little is to spend some time walking in shopping centres. Even though it is not always ideal with the number of people around especially during school holidays. At least it is air-conditioned and does provide some relief from the heat.

I did not intend the result that I achieved on Sunday when I set out. It just turned out that where I needed to be and circumstances saw me walk a little more than required. Especially considering that it was also the hottest day of the week recording a temperature of over 37 degrees Celsius.

This Time Last Year

I thought I would try doing a little comparison to the same time last year. You can have a look at the full post from last year, Week 2, 2017, it does not contain commentary but the numbers are there.

The total steps for the week were 115,877 last year compared to 118,223 this year. While the average steps each day was 16,554 last year and this year it is 16,889. The year to date total was 249,428 last year compared to 230,813 this year. The year to date steps may have some variance does to the timing of the week in the year.

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Walking Update – Week 1, 2018

Step Update for week 1 of 2018, 1st January 2018 to 7th January 2018.

Step Data

Day

Target

Steps

Monday  15,943 15,000
Tuesday  16,725 15,000
Wednesday  15,173 15,000
Thursday  17,712 15,000
Friday  15,039 15,000
Saturday  15,771 15,000
Sunday  16,227 15,000
Total  112,590 105,000

Looking at the Numbers

The highest day of the week was Thursday with a total of 17,712 steps, while the lowest day was Friday with 15,039 steps.

The total steps for the week were 112,590 which works out to an average of 16,084 steps per day across the week. This gives a total of 112,590 steps year to date.

Comments

 

For the first week of the new year, I have not necessarily found it easy to get the steps completed each day. Even though I have been achieving the same goal now for over two years there are still factors that make the target challenging.

The biggest challenge in Brisbane at the moment is the heat and humidity. When you look back at the recorded weather for this week it does not exactly tell the whole story. The recorded highs have all been below 30 Celsius, but it is the humidity that has made it worse.

Either way, I will keep on putting one foot in front of the other as we continue through the year.

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Walking Update – Week 52, 2017

Step Update for week 52 of 2017, 25th December 2017 to 31st December 2017.

Step Data

Day

Target

Steps

Monday  15,601 15,000
Tuesday  16,390 15,000
Wednesday  18,720 15,000
Thursday  18,245 15,000
Friday  18,540 15,000
Saturday  21,406 15,000
Sunday  16,331 15,000
Total  125,233 105,000

Looking at the Numbers

The highest day of the week was Saturday with a total of 21,406 steps, while the lowest day was Monday with 15,601 steps.

The total steps for the week were 125,233 which works out to an average of 17,890 steps per day across the week. This gives a total of 6,208,077 steps year to date.

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Walking Update – Week 51, 2017

Step Update for week 51 of 2017, 18th December 2017 to 24th Decmeber 2017.

Step Data

Day

Target

Steps

Monday  16,909 15,000
Tuesday  18,491 15,000
Wednesday  16,570 15,000
Thursday  15,193 15,000
Friday  15,159 15,000
Saturday  17,990 15,000
Sunday  15,285 15,000
Total  115,597 105,000

Looking at the Numbers

The highest day of the week was Tuesday with a total of 18,491 steps, while the lowest day was Friday with 15,159 steps.

The total steps for the week were 115,597 which works out to an average of 16,514 steps per day across the week. This gives a total of 6,082,844 steps year to date.

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Walking Update – Week 50, 2017

Step Update for week 50 of 2017, 11th December 2017 to 17th Decmeber 2017.

Step Data

Day

Target

Steps

Monday  15,691 15,000
Tuesday  15,562 15,000
Wednesday  15,972 15,000
Thursday  15,926 15,000
Friday  15,710 15,000
Saturday  19,735 15,000
Sunday  16,999 15,000
Total  115,595 105,000

Looking at the Numbers

The highest day of the week was Saturday with a total of 19,735 steps, while the lowest day was Tuesday with 15,562 steps.

The total steps for the week were 115,595 which works out to an average of 16,514 steps per day across the week. This gives a total of 5,967,247 steps year to date.

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Walking Update – Week 49, 2017

Step Update for week 49 of 2017, 4th December 2017 to 10th December 2017.

Step Data

Day

Target

Steps

Monday  15,076 15,000
Tuesday  15,787 15,000
Wednesday  16,944 15,000
Thursday  17,305 15,000
Friday  15,363 15,000
Saturday  16,087 15,000
Sunday  17,183 15,000
Total  113,745 105,000

Looking at the Numbers

The highest day of the week was Thursday with a total of 17,305 steps, while the lowest day was Monday with 15,076 steps.

The total steps for the week were 113,745 which works out to an average of 16,249 steps per day across the week. This gives a total of 5,851,652 steps year to date.

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Walking Update – Week 48, 2017

Step Update for week 48 of 2017, 27th November 2017 to 3rd December 2017.

Step Data

Day

Target

Steps

Monday  18,439 15,000
Tuesday  15,727 15,000
Wednesday  15,549 15,000
Thursday  15,166 15,000
Friday  17,965 15,000
Saturday  16,774 15,000
Sunday  15,402 15,000
Total  115,022 105,000

Looking at the Numbers

The highest day of the week was Monday with a total of 18,439 steps, while the lowest day was Thursday with 15,166 steps.

The total steps for the week were 115,022 which works out to an average of 16,432 steps per day across the week. This gives a total of 5,737,907 steps year to date.

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Walking Update – Week 47, 2017

Step Update for week 47 of 2017, 20th November 2017 to 26th November 2017.

Step Data

Day

Target

Steps

Monday  15,301 15,000
Tuesday  15,210 15,000
Wednesday  15,141 15,000
Thursday  15,138 15,000
Friday  16,507 15,000
Saturday  16,919 15,000
Sunday  15,320 15,000
Total  109,536 105,000

Looking at the Numbers

The highest day of the week was Saturday with a total of 16,919 steps, while the lowest day was Thursday with 15,138 steps.

The total steps for the week were 109,536 which works out to an average of 15,648 steps per day across the week. This gives a total of 5,622,885 steps year to date.

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