It’s all over, Becky has posted her final Walking Square giving us A Reason to Walk.
Not that I needed one, but I thought I’d summarise my walking achievements during November – because I have an Apple Watch that tells me everything – all the time!
- I walked 26 of the 30 days in November
- On the other four, I went for a ride on my bike
- I walked a little more than 130 km while exercising
- That’s an average of 5 km per day
- I also added an additional 120 km after exercising
- That’s an extra 4 km of incidental walking
- Altogether, that’s a daily average of 9 km in total
- Not bad for being semi-retired
- In this past week:
- I’ve walked an average of 6.2 km while exercising
- And averaged well over 10 km per day
- I’m pretty happy with that
- When I go for a ride, on average, I cover 10 km
- Not much by some standards, but enough for me
- On my busiest day, I walked 12.23 km (16,629 steps)
- Yeah, I was tired the following day
- And, regarding that little badge of honour – it popped up on my Apple Watch on Nov 26 because I set a new record for burning the most amount of energy while out walking. Yeah!
–⋅ o ♥ o ⋅–
While my watch tells me all sorts of things, it also tells me that yesterday was day 705!
Woohoo! What’s 705 you ask?
That’s the total number of days in a row that I’ve found time to exercise.
Dean gave me my Apple Watch for Christmas in 2020, and it has encouraged me to change my ways – and change them I have.
On Boxing day this year, I will reach the milestone of exercising every day for two years. Sometimes that’s a ride on my bike, other times it’s a workout with light weights. I’ve even been doing (or, trying to do) Tai Chi – following along to a YouTube video.
(I even did ‘something’ when I was sick albeit a very slow walk on my treadmill.)
But for the most part, and I’m only guessing, I believe that 95% of the past 705 days, I’ve put on my shoes and gone for a walk, and I will keep walking because I feel better than I have in years.
Who knows what type of stats I’ll have racked up come this time next year.
–⋅ o ♥ o ⋅–
This is my last entry in Becky’s November Squares Photo Challenge – Walking Squares.
Take a moment to read Becky’s Never Stop Walking post, it’s a wonderful Squares gallery.
Kilometres to Miles conversions
4 km = 2.5 mi
5 km = 3.1 mi
6.2 km = 3.9 mi
10 km = 6.2 mi
12.23 km = 7.6 mi
120 km = 74.6 mi
130 km = 80.8 mi