Walking Update – Week 21, 2020

Today I want to share with you and update of my walking for week 21 of 2020. The week started on Monday the 18th of May and concluded on Sunday the 24th of May.

Step Data

Monday 17,438 15,000
Tuesday 18,518 15,000
Wednesday 20,276 15,000
Thursday 18,594 15,000
Friday 17,565 15,000
Saturday 16,957 15,000
Sunday 18,824 15,000
Total128,172 105,000

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 20,276 steps.

The low day of the week with the least steps was Saturday, with 16,957 steps.

Weekly Totals

Throughout the week, I met my daily step target on 7 out of 7 days. I walked 128,172 steps for the week with an average of 18,310 steps per day for the week.

Year to Date

With the steps I have walked this week, I now have 2,818,199 steps for the year. That places me around 386,030 steps ahead of the same time last year. The goal for the year is 7 million steps. There is another 32 weeks to go I need 4,181,801 steps or 130,681 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 21 in 2019. I walked 107,865 steps, giving me an average of 15,409 steps per day. Overall, I have walked 20,307 steps more this year.

The highest day for the week saw me walk, 15,804 steps a difference of 4,472 less than this year. While the lowest day for the week saw me walk, 15,066 steps a difference of 1,891 less than this year.

If you would like to see the full update from last year, you can visit post at Walking Update – Week 21, 2019.

Other Thoughts

This week I have come in a little below the target towards my goal for the year. The target was 130,605 steps and I only walked 128,172 steps.

I can identify one reason for this shortage and it falls back to a new hobby I have been trying, fishing. I have been out several days this week fishing for at least one to two hours. While this does not seem like much, it seems to drag my mindset behind with the steps I don’t get in this period.

Although the lowest day for steps this week for me turned out to be a day I did not go fishing. But one that I spent some time on another hobby which is my bicycle. I enjoy riding when I can, but my primary bike has been out of action for some time and my secondary one had a problem which was getting worse.

So I headed out to run a few errands and to visit the bicycle shop to get the parts I needed to hopefully get both bikes working. The result end up being a lot of time in the car between the errands I needed to complete and the bike store. Once I got home, I spent more time working on the bike, all of which led to my lowest steps since the beginning of the month.

Even though I ended up down a little on my steps, this week to the target I needed to achieve I have a buffer. At the present time I am ahead by around 45,000 steps from where I need to be to achieve my goal. So this week I was around 2,500 steps under my target. Which I could do another 18 times through the rest of the year and still achieve my goal.

I hope that you have been able to find some nice places for a walk this week. I hope that in the coming month I might share a little more than my weekly updates. Possibly even a nice bush walk or something.

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