Because of the issues with the car last week, it meant I actually got out a lot less than usual.
I’ve written before about my general aims to get out more, walk more and so on – although I do a lot of walking anyway, in comparison to most people. As part of that, a couple of years ago now I started using the FitBit activity trackers and so on, which allowed me to keep an eye on things.
I have a 5,000-step-per-day ‘target’, which I normally blast through (although some days are closer than others) and average around 50,000 steps per week. Last week, for the first time since getting the FitBit, I did about half that, and didn’t reach my daily target on most days.
A lot of that was simply that I was working from home, rather than in my office in Milton Keynes. That meant I didn’t go out for a walk in the morning, nor to get lunch and then take the ‘long’ way back to the office – all of which contribute to those totals.
Additionally, I wasn’t feeling great – just a bit burned out, and with this nagging cough (nothing serious, it just keeps tickling and being a twat) it meant I didn’t want to go out as much as I usually do. And then not doing my usual weekend stuff of going to the cinema, walking round Milton Keynes etc. – it all conspired to make it my worst week in two years.
Of course, my worst week’s activity is still a lot better than that of a lot of people, but it’s annoyed me anyway.