Happy New Year! I was on vacation for the last couple weeks of December and the first week of January, so apologies for the lack of updates. Last month, I was hoping to reach above 25k steps and was striving to maintain my 10k step goal streak. Unfortunately, neither of those were realized. To be fair, getting steps in while on vacation is pretty difficult when all venues you go to require driving. Also, the time change really messed up my schedule (it's a 5 hour difference), it was too hot sometimes, and a little dangerous at times in terms of safety. I know, excuses excuses, but I tried! Really! There were times where I walked by myself, went on runs by the beach, and used the treadmill. Who brings running shoes to vacation? This girl, because goals need to be met and Brazilian food is too delicious.
Anyway, on to the December update. Below are the total daily steps for Will and me for last month.
Both of us were out of the office beginning on December 22 which is denoted by the vertical green line. Will's steps are in red and my steps are in blue. As expected, Will met goal every day. Good job, Will! I however, did not meet goal for 3 days last month. Below are my vacation days up through Thursday:
Ok, whoa! Below 5000 steps? I know...Insert extremely embarrassed emoji here. That day, I woke up pretty late around 10 am and went to the beach with my friends up until 4 pm, after which we went to dinner. I later went out with my fiancé and his friends. So no time for walking.
On the 23rd, I arrived in Brazil and due to the time difference I only got 9,773 steps. I was pretty mad about that one. On the 28th I had 1500 steps to go and didn't meet it due to step procrastination (I had 2k steps to go as of 11 PM and figured I'd meet goal during that hour - we went out for a late dinner so sitting was how I spent that last hour). On January 6 I was traveling to the airport and spent most of the day packing, preparing for my trip, and saying good-bye to people, so I only got 7,327 steps. Really bummed about that one because I was hoping for a goal streak in 2016. Womp womp.
Anyway, as of today I have 64 days until the San Diego Half Marathon and I am certain step goals will be met due to training. Stay tuned!
My name is Belen, I like to play with data using Stata during work hours and in my free time. I like blogging about my Fitbit, Stata, and random musings.