Day 51: Darn it!

Day 50

My friends and I usually get together on Tuesday nights. I make dinner. We eat. We drink. We talk. And everyone goes home before 10:00 pm because they work the next day.

This week, we moved dinner to Friday (last night) and ordered pizza. I was so proud of myself when everyone left and I had managed to resist the urge to have “just one more slice of pizza” and “just one more drink.” Then I realized it was 11:45 pm and was still short about 1,500 steps.

I started pacing frantically and even ran in place towards the end, but I ran out of time. I ended the day at 14,742 steps – 258 steps short of my goal.

I’m disappointed that I missed my step goal and killed my longest streak to date. I could have made it if I’d just paid a little more attention to the time. I forgot that with it being Friday, my friends would likely stay longer, which means I wouldn’t have the opportunity to walk living room laps after they left to make up in steps I may be missing.

And, if I had been paying attention, I could have gotten up more often and walked around, or taken the dog for a longer walk. There are a number of ways I could have squeezed 258 steps into my day. I’ll just have to plan my day out better next time; maybe ensure I hit my step goal before anyone comes over, just in case.

Final step count: 14,472

Day 51

It’s Saturday! We don’t have much planned today and it’s gross and rainy out, so we’ll likely stay in and be lazy. I’ll have to walk around the house a whole lot to get my steps in and get back on track. I’m up for the challenge though. I need to make up for yesterday’s disappointment.

Current step total: 2,093

Current step goal streak: 0 days
Previous step goal streak: 20 days
Longest step goal streak: 20 days

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