My first boss taught me the old adage “if you don’t measure it, you can’t do anything about it.” I have to admit that I am pretty fanatical about counting & analyzing things. It made me effective as a business leader and helped me focus on what was needed to reach early retirement.
Just because there isn’t a daily sales sheet or budget to focus on now doesn’t mean that things don’t get measured. Under the mantra that “in retirement, your job is your health” I have become a daily counter/collector of data on activity. Since it is now the end of warm weather in Minnesota, here are some of the key stats for my CV19 Spring/Summer of 2020 …
⁃ Apple Watch ‘Fitness Rings’ – 100% Daily
⁃ Daily Steps: 10,231
⁃ Exercise Minutes: 78 Daily
⁃ Miles on New eBike: 226
⁃ Waterfalls Discovered/Photographed: 35
⁃ State Parks Visited: 14
⁃ Tennis Matches: 48 outside since Spring
⁃ Softball Games: 18
⁃ Softball Batting Average: .409
⁃ Rounds of Golf: Only 1!
You can see why I feel like it has been a very active summer!
While I added everything up diligently, I’m not sure exactly how it compares with last summer. I will guess we’ve spent a lot more time outside because the pandemic shut down almost all of the inside activities.
Now we are heading into the cold weather months in Minnesota and soon everything will be covered in snow & ice. We’ve been savoring these last few weeks when it has been relatively easy to get out and do things. Still, I’m sure I will keep counting rings, steps, minutes, matches, and activities between now and next spring.
How focused are you on tracking your activity – or other aspects of your lifestyle? (Or, do you think I am rather unique in my obsessiveness?)
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