Walking Update – Week 15, 2020

Today I want to share with you and update of my walking for week 15 of 2020. The week started on Monday the 6th of April and concluded on Sunday the 12th of April.

Step Data

DayStepsTarget
Monday 18,264 15,000
Tuesday 19,259 15,000
Wednesday 20,361 15,000
Thursday 20,315 15,000
Friday 18,337 15,000
Saturday 18,828 15,000
Sunday 18,545 15,000
Total133,909 105,000

Stepping Numbers

For over five years now, I have been tracking my steps daily and I enjoy looking over the numbers. This section breaks down some of those numbers from this week and cumulative for the year.

High & Low Days

The high day of the week with the most steps was Wednesday, with 20,361 steps.

The low day of the week with the least steps was Monday, with 18,264 steps.

Weekly Totals

Throughout the week, I met my daily step target on 7 out of 7 days. I walked 133,909 steps for the week with an average of 19,129 steps per day for the week.

Year to Date

With the steps I have walked this week, I now have 2,002,968 steps for the year. That places me around 255,686 steps more than the same time last year. The goal for the year is 7 million steps. There is another 38 weeks to go I need 4,997,032 steps or 131,500 steps per week.

This Time Last Year

I also find it interesting to look back to last year and see a comparison for the week and year to date progress.

So let’s look at the step details from week 15 in 2019. I walked 120,585 steps, giving me an average of 17,226 steps per day. That is 13,324 steps less than this year.

The highest day for the week saw me walk, 20,354 steps a difference of just 7 steps less than this year.. While the lowest day for the week saw me walk, 15,064 steps, which is 3,200 less than this year.

If you would like to see the full update from last year, you can visit post at Walking Update – Week 15, 2019.

Other Thoughts

In the last week I have been almost exactly where I needed to be. I ended up just a little ahead of the weekly average that I need to reach my goal. While also arriving at the 2 million step mark for the year.

For the total steps for the week I am very much sitting just on the edge of where I need to be. I was over the current average I need by just 2,300 steps. As I found last week it does not take much to dip under that mark. I do still have a little safety buffer at the moment.

The safety buffer that I have built in at the moment is just over 33,000 steps. Which is considerable when I look at this week and only three days were under the daily average I need at the moment. With the lowest day around 500 steps under. I would have to replicate that 66 times to lose the safety buffer.

The other highlight for the week was just sneaking in on the 2 million step mark. I got over by just under 3,000 steps. While I have arrived at the same point just one week later in 2016. It works out to be 9 days earlier this year, because of the arrangement of the weeks. Definitely a good sign as I keep moving towards the goal.

Throughout the week I was not super happy with my progress. Some days I seemed to be not quite where I expected to be. I thought I may be a little behind under where I needed to be for the week. But I got just over the mark. While ideally I want to be ahead of the game each week, I also have stopped checking my progress until I write this update. I don’t want to be spending too much time looking at numbers all week.

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