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2013 Log

Every year I keep a record of how I am doing so that I can make sure that I am meeting my goals. I talked about how I think about and set these on my Goals page.

After looking over how I reacted to stated goals in 2012 I decided that I could set a higher bar for my totals. However I was not sure exactly how much more I could do as I started to slow down near the end of the year. In talking with a friend I mentioned how little I had driven in the year and she joked that I could walk farther than that. So I decided to make that my new high end stretch goal rather than raise my monthly targets.

Of course this will not cover every moment I am in a vehicle but I do intend to try and equal every mile that I normally drive (typically alone) with a mile of walking or riding.

So:

  • Minimum Goal: 2,012 combined miles
  • Realistic Goal: 2,500 combined miles
  • High Goal: 3,000 combined miles
  • Stretch Goal: Walk & Ride more miles than I drive

I am going to track Realistic Goals and High Goals this year, to reach the High Goals I need to equal what I did in 2012 for Walking and to beat it by 100 miles for Biking.

  • Starting odometer reading: 72,834
  • Ending odometer reading: 75,370
  • Total Miles Driven: 2,536

Goals Reached:

  • 1,000 miles Biking 9/3
  • 2,500 combined miles 9/23
  • 1,500 miles walking 10/3
  • 1,700 miles walking 11/9
  • 3,000 combined miles 11/24
  • 1,800 miles walking 11/26
  • 1,300 miles biking 11/27
  • 3,200 combined miles 11/30
  • 1,400 miles biking 12/11
  • 1,900 miles walking 12/12

I looked at my ability to meet my goals and how it compared over the last 18 months. I decided that I should modify my goals that I have set in my pedometer's program. That will radically change my accomplishments in the historical sense. I have changed my Aerobic Steps daily goal from 2,000 steps per day to 4,000 steps per day because I have been able to meet that upper limit on a regular basis every month in 2012 and 2013. For my overall steps total I have changed it from 10,000 to 12,000 steps per day. I have been able to achieve that goal for the previous 18 months as well.

I think that by changing my goals in that program to these higher marks that it will more closely match what I am actually doing. This will mean I will break my goals here far fewer times because it will be much harder to hit 150% of a goal. I am going to look over some ideas for what mark I should be considering to signify breaking a goal.

As always I will post to keep my self honest and see just how I do through the year.

So looking ahead:

MonthWalking - R
Goal
Walking - H
Goal
Walking
Actual
Yearly
Total
Biking - R
Goal
Biking - H
Goal
Biking
Actual
Yearly
Total
Monthly
Total
Grand
Total
Driving
Total
Stretch
Goal
Jan130144154154801054646200200156+44
Feb1201371422968411596142238438303+135
Mar12514114944585112130272279717431+286
Apr125141175620831101243962991,016633+383
May130144165785851121585543231,339822+517
Jun125141160945831061356892951,634999+635
Jul1301421751,120831061378263121,9461,189+757
Aug1251411891,309831061389643272,2731,453+820
Sep1251411811,490831061191,0833002,5731,651+922
Oct1301451681,658841081401,2233082,8811,942+939
Nov1251411751,833841081591,3823343,2152,210+1005
Dec1301421641,99783106491,4312133,4282,536+892
Total15201700  10001300- 

Highs and Lows

Missed it

  • Jan Biking totals
  • Feb H biking
  • Dec Biking totals

Beat it (exceeded by at least 150%)

  • Mar biking
  • May biking
  • Jun biking
  • Jul biking
  • Aug walking
  • Aug Aerobic steps
  • Aug biking
  • Sep Aerobic steps
  • Oct biking
  • Nov Aerobic steps
  • Nov biking