Meh. Just meh. Long, tiring month.
I hate it when record lows get treated like trampolines that I bounce right off of. But there does seem to be something of a trend happening every few months, and I'm solidly in an upward cycle at the moment.
The latest statistics:
- Hours: 2031.5
- Hours/Day: 5.2
- Steps: 7,143,043
- Steps/Day: 18,363
- Calories: 458,803
- Calories/Day: 1,179
- Calories/Hr: 225
- Miles: 2381.5
- Miles/Day: 6.1
7 million steps. 2000 hours.
300 Mile March
I wouldn't necessarily call it a horrible failure, but I missed my 300-mile goal by quite a bit. Still haven't reached that distance yet actually, and it's the second week of April.
I was more or less on pace through roughly three weeks. I was also exhausted and sore. I would fall behind pace over the weekends, and then catch up and get ahead during the week. I had no realistic shot of accomplishing the goal with the treadmill alone, as it would have required a little over 8 hours of walking for every single day - weekends included - of the month. So I was augmenting my distance by walking around the neighborhood for an hour or so each day. Each hour I walked around outside netted roughly 3 more miles than the treadmill would have, so I deemed it a worthwhile trade. But it took its toll.
I then made a last-minute decision to attended a developer's conference that was nearby, and this would take me away from my distance walking opportunities for 2 days. I did the math, and in order to still achieve the goal I was going to have to add 2 more miles for each of the remaining days of the month. It was going to be a serious stretch at the original pace, and I decided I didn't have it in me to go even farther. I wound up avoiding walking in general for several days after the conference, and the goal was officially squashed.
So I finished March with only 229.5 miles, not only well short of the goal, but also failing to match the 248 I walked in February. This is still the 2nd-highest-distance month overall, though when I look only at treadmill distance (142) this was not even top-5. And I am averaging over 200/month, which I consider impressive, especially given illness downtime in early January.
I'd like to give this goal another try at some point, but it will be preceded by a month of light walking, not heavy walking.
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