This week has been really good. I started the week and the year off right by going on a hike. I also wanted to make certain that I got my 10,000 steps each day. I could do this however I could, which led to a really poor choice, or an excellent example of how out of shape I am.
You see, one day this week the weather was really bad, so I decided to go for a walk in the stairwell downtown. One story up, then 8 stories down then back up 7 stories. It was murder on my calves. And then my iPhone did not record a single step of that. Incredibly cruel.
Because of this. I finally got a replacement for my Apple Watch. I decided to get the Garmin Vivosmart 3. It was on sale on Amazon, and I have some Amazon bucks to spend so I decided to grab one. I like it and that it is keeping track of my walking habits. I can leave my phone behind and just go for a walk.
It is not a permanent solution for me, but it is a nice tracker and I may continue to use it for those times when I do not want to risk my apple watch again.
I did get one solid run in from Couch to 5k, however the stair climbing stunt completely ruined my calves and made it hard to walk the next day. Put that on pause and focused on just walking and stretching.
I did end the week with a nice hike/stroll along a nature trail in Olmos basin which I will write about tomorrow.