(Okay, to be honest, I started this post more than a week ago, but I liked the beginning so I am not changing it.)
The end of 2016 is nearly here; 2017 is just around the corner, and this pedometer geek has forgone all the monthly reports on steps taken and books read. Despite the lack of monthly blogs, the resolutions have remained ongoing, and for the most part, there were an almost equal number of successes as failures (or should that be an equal number of failures as successes…in other words, is it more positive one way or the other?).
Having said that, regarding the first resolution of putting more steps on the pedometer, here is a roundup for the year. Except for the highlight of obtaining the goal of 10,000 steps every single day in March (finally the goal was reached), there have been several months in which this pedometer geek slacked off, particularly as the year neared its end. Aerobic steps leveled off, too. (Aerobic steps are those steps of at least ten continuous minutes of walking.) Again, the high was in March. Here are the totals for the year.
January: 248,245 steps/109,406 aerobic steps
February: 291,681 steps/159,579 aerobic steps
March: 329,663 steps/185,901 aerobic steps
April: 163,976 steps/39,344 aerobic steps
May: 200,469 steps/40,528 aerobic steps
June: 167,395 steps/9,577 aerobic steps
July: 199,157 steps/13,463 aerobic steps
August: 150,609 steps/5,936 aerobic steps
September: 130,338 steps/9,074 aerobic steps
October: 144,715 steps/7,109 aerobic steps
November: 113,547 steps/5,384 aerobic steps
December: 136,870 steps/13,326 aerobic steps
With the advent of 2017, new goals (resolutions) are being set. Of course, first and foremost, the goal remains to put 10K daily on the pedometer, but this pedometer geek has decided to track mileage as well. The goal is to log 1,000 miles this year. To do so will require about three miles a day, which equates to about 10,000 steps a day based on this pedometer geek’s stride length. In other words, it will take concerted, continual effort, not just one or two months. Will it be accomplished? Time will tell.
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