Sunday, May 22, 2016

Weekly Wrap...May 23

It's time for the Weekly Wrap once again. 

Guess what?  My Fitness Challenge is over!  Its so funny that I am So Happy about this.
Yes, I was SO excited about starting the challenge and getting my fitness tracker but as you know, during that time I was having foot pain, the clip for my tracking device broke twice, and I was just kind of tired there at the end.  I hated the fact that my day was dictated by steps. Some days I wanted to come home and just read my book but I felt guilty and felt I should get some more steps in. It's a good thing I was part of a team because I was motivated enough to not let my partner down.

I started to wear an extra Fit bit that Scott had but of course it was larger on me than I had wanted, but for the last two weeks of the challenge I rotated wearing it on my wrist and on my ankle.

Yea, I kind of felt like I was on house arrest or something.  So needless to say I was happy to be free of the bulky device once the challenge officially came to an end.

We were required to get in 10,000 step a day which would equate to 70,000 each week. Between my partner and I, we each had over 100,000 steps each week so even though we didn't win any prizes, I think we did very well! 

In other news, I'm gonna take it easy a few more days but I think my foot pain is gone. I'm going to do a few days of stretching and weight lifting and I'll be getting a massage this week.  Then I think its time to head out to the trail and see what this body can do.

Thanks to Holly and Tricia for hosting the Weekly Wrap!

36 comments:

  1. Nice job getting the steps in! I never wore something that tracked my steps. I'd be interested to see how many I get if I didn't include my morning run.

    I'm glad your foot pain is gone! :) I bet that massage will be nice.

    When are you done with school? Are you counting down the days like I am?

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    1. Every time you mention how many days of school you have left I have to look at my calendar and count my days too!

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  2. I'm so glad your foot is feeling better! I could see how the challenge would get kind of annoying. Nice job sticking with it though!

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    1. Thanks! I'm ready to do things on my own time frame now!

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  3. Ha! I can see how wearing it on your ankle would feel like house arrest! It sounds like you did awesome in the challenge. Congrats!

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    1. Yea, it was a bit bulky on my ankle but even bulkier on my wrist!

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  4. House arrest! yikes. :) Glad that's done, and you did very well with 100,000 steps. Glad to hear your foot pain is gone----hopefully for good!

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    1. Yea, I imagine that is what someone on house arrest would feel like!

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  5. Great job on your challenge and hey it was something different. Funny it was so big you could wear it on your ankle! I try to get my steps in early in the day so I'm not trying to kill myself at night but sometimes I am. 100,000 in a week is a lot so good job on it! Did you have to give the tracker back or will you get another one?

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    1. The misfit tracker is mine to keep. My clip broke so it's up to me to purchase a new clip or a band for it. I didn't purchase either because I started to use Scott's fitbit instead!

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  6. I admit, after wearing a Fitbit for a year -- it has lost it's daily motivation. I try to get in steps most days, and tend to crush it on the weekends, but there are days I just want to rest. And, I think I should. I've worn mine on my ankle on bike rides but realized I get just as many "steps" with it on my wrist. Isn't that weird? I'm glad to hear your foot is better! Thanks for linking with us Meranda.

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    1. I was wondering how that would keep track on a bike since your arms are not moving. I would have worn it on my ankle biking as well.

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  7. So funny because I am writing about running free for DebRuns' Wednesday Word this week. Which means running for fun, not on a training plan, not tracking pace...I think you might get it.

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  8. I keep debating if I want to get a Fitbit (or similar device), but then I think I'd feel like a slave to it. And if the sleep tracker aspect would just be depressing since I'm sure I'm getting way less "good" sleep than I actually get. Congrats on finishing your challenge!

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    1. I know I sleep well so I never really paid attention to the sleep aspect!

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  9. Great job getting in your steps! I love the Fitbit challenges, but I am so competitive and sometimes when I'm not getting in my steps or am being beat in the challenges I feel like I have to walk laps around my backyard to get my steps in! Sometimes I want to just go home after work and sit on my butt! LOL I'm glad your foot is better!

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    1. I actually did laps around my downstairs and yes I've done laps around my yard too!

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  10. I wear my fitness tracker 24/7 (except when I shower) and never look at the steps. I think I'm failing fitness tracking! I understand why you are glad for the challenge to be over. I hate how mine doesn't count cycling.

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  11. Great job on getting in all those steps during your challenge and for hanging in there. Enjoy the break. Who knows, you may miss it!

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  12. Great job on your steps!! That is amazing! Breaks are soooooo important, and it sounds like you deserve it!

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  13. Great job on the steps!! I bet being on a team really helped motivate you to hit that goal each day. Must be nice to get a break now, though, after all of the frustrations during the challenge. I hope the foot feels better!

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  14. My fingers are crossed your foot pain is gone, and great job on the challenge. Your comment about day being dictated by steps is why I haven't gotten a fitness tracker. I try to get up and move around at the office, but having a desk job makes it challenging when I need to get stuff done.

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  15. I really hope when you start back to running that foot pain is in the rear view mirror. It certainly has been a nagging problem for you. Nice job with the Fitbit challenge. It surprises me that so many people are involved in those challenges, but think it's great if it makes people move more.

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  16. LOL I can't imagine wearing a Fitbit on my ankle. I think that would bother me more than anything on my wrist.

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  17. I know that the trackers help lots of people but I never got into them either. Glad to hear your foot is feeling better

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  18. I think step challenges are fun but they put a little bit too much pressure on me. When I do challenges I'm usually near the bottom, smh, so great job on getting it done! Hope your foot fully recovers soon!

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  19. Way to go on completing your challenge!!

    I'm glad your foot feels better!

    Do you think you would wear the fitbit, if it wasn't so big? Did you see any benefits to more activity through the day? or do you think that it just stressed you out to get in all the steps? Lots of questions... sorry!

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  20. I actually love my Fitbit most for the sleep tracking. I also love it for hydration tracking when I need to focus on that. Nice job getting your steps in and I REALLY hope your foot pain is on its way out! -C

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  21. That's one of the things I'm so hesitant about with the daily fitness tracker is how bulky they are. I'm afraid I would just get annoyed with it and not want to wear it

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  22. good job with all those steps! I feel naked without my Fitbit- I monitor my sleep with it as well :)

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  23. That's great news that your foot is better! Great job getting over 100,000 steps each week! I hate how my Fitbit One always seems to lose the little end piece on the holder. I need to ask for another replacement holder.

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  24. Nice job on your challenge! I don't own a Fitbit, but I can see where it would help you stay motivated. I think the sleep tracker would be really neat too. Glad you're foot is feeling better. Hope you enjoy the trails!

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  25. Nice job on your step challenge!! Very impressive!!!
    I love my fitbit, but I have the one that clips to my bra so it's like out of sight and free from getting in the way. My sisters had to all put theirs on the ankle and skip the wrist, we all love them but the wrist is not the most convienent spot for them (for us, LOL)
    I do hope that foot pain is a thing of the past! Fingers crossed you get a great trail run in this week!!!

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  26. 10,000 steps a day - that's definitely a challenge! I don't wear a tracker which makes me wonder how many steps I take daily. I can see that tracking your steps though can take a hold of you and dictate your day. Hope you foot feels better. They definitely need some pampering after your challenge.

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