#GoTheDist February 2017

so about those February goals:

  • 300,000 steps
  • 50 miles biked
  • Graduate C25K

Going to be harder with one less day than last year and a travel day or two, but I think this is doable. Feb 2016 total was 313, 153. I’m OK with a stretch goal of 305,000.

Yeah, obliterated. Thanks, Amsterdam. Final totals:

  • 356,898 steps walked
  • 152.88 miles walked (so b0rked with running stride)
  • 33.07 miles biked
  • 25.33 miles ran (new one, not really a goal but for tracking)

Yep, that topped even my “insane stretch goal”, which was 350K. I really thought I’d land somewhere between 345 and 350K. I’m not worried about the bike mileage as I’m maintaining my gym visits. Running wasn’t a thing when I set that number.

So what does this mean? I’m taking a run at my Q1 2016 goal. Probably impossible, but worth a try.

2017 year to date:

  • 658,168 steps
  • 280.04 miles

2016 through February:

  • 614, 848 steps
  • 253.04 miles walked

Why is this still a challenge when I’m so far up, step wise? Because March 2016 was an insane 394,098 steps. That’s not going to happen again because I won’t have two days walking around DC and might not have the two walking work events. I may still have some mild weather though, and running is helping with a higher step count overall.

So:

  • Q1 super stretch goal: 1,008,946 (needs 350,778 steps)
  • Q1 stretch goal: 975,000 (needs 316,832 steps)
  • Q1 acceptable goal: 958,168 (needs bare minimum 300,000 steps)
  • March super stretch goal, 365,682. 2015 March goal. Yeah, I need to find a way to do two walking work events.
  • Reference point, Q1 2015 was 927,589 (needs 269,421 steps)

I think those are good goals to work with since topping March is off the table. Since I signed up for the Great Saunter again I’ll have the chance to get ahead of 2016 in May, but want to get ahead early if I can.

Fitting that I have three goals because March last year was the first month where my spreadsheet went insane with goals:

March 2016 goals gone berserk

Speaking of getting ahead, on the days below goal front:

  • February 2016 –  6 days
  • February 2017 – 7 days. Definitely two “oh fuck it” days.

Still ahead 3 year on year. March had only four and I’m not sure that’s doable, but we’ll see.

Reading:

Picked up some this month with shorter books and travel time so I’m at 13/91. 14% and one book ahead of schedule. Challenges wise that’s:

If I have to revise those goals down due to running, I’ll think about it, but I really just need to make more reading time

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