about that 333,333K July step goal and second attempt at one million steps? Not happening. And that’s not my usual pessimism speaking either. I realized it back in July but thought I might have a chance at making it up in August. That’s a no.
- 310,076 steps
- 126.97 miles walked
August nearly final totals:
- 310,758 steps
- 128.96 miles walked
That symmetry is almost eerie and I didn’t even realize it until I looked up July to post them. It’s not where I wanted to be, but in each case I beat both my “ideal” and “stretch” goals. I also beat July and August 2014’s numbers so that’s progress in two hard months due to travel. Re: August that also represents two days of walks whose sole focus was steps and a few days where I went out and pushed myself to up my totals.
No 50K days, but I’m OK with that. While the spreadsheet(s) have made me a little more neurotic than I already am, #GoTheDist and my Fitbit challenge have taught me that sometimes it’s OK to not be where I want to be. Special shout out to the Fitbit folks. I’d have given this up if not for you and that evil little watch. Don’t believe me? I quit on #GoTheDist the first year. But I feel stronger accountability and since I need the external nudge, the challenge is doing it for me.
I also need to realize that I’m actually way above my initial goal. When I set my goals for 2015 at 3.4m steps for the year, that worked out to 283K/month. I’m at 2,575,565 at the end of August. That’s an average of 321K/month. So I’m not failing. I need to relax and oh, yeah, listen to Robby. Moving on…
To hit 1,000,000 steps I’d have to do 380,000 and that is just not happening in a short month that involves a three day road trip. To quote a wise toddler: no, not, nugget. To be honest, I’m not even sure topping September 2014 is doable. So I’m going to make that my super stretch goal where 333K was previously.
September 2015 step goals:
- 285,000 (I refuse to accept anything lower than this)
- 300,000 ideal
- 310,000 stretch
- 316,214 (super stretch, September 2014 total)
I’m going to do a little trickery that worked for me in May and August. When I know there are going to be sedentary days, I plot them in ahead of time with the worst possible step count and I know what I need to accomplish at the worst. To hit my 310,000, I need 11,500 on my non driving days. I think that’s attainable. Here we go.
Oh, and I need to get my butt back to the gym but that’s a post for another day.