Chalk this up as some­thing I never real­ized: mov­ing causes you to walk a ton. Fit­bit tells me I walked over 9 miles and 22,000 steps last Sat­ur­day! All while just mov­ing boxes and fur­ni­ture in and out of a U-Haul. Dang.

Automattic’s WordPress 5K

Just got back from a 5K run for Automattic’s World Wide Word­Press 5K. The weather wasn’t as nice as yes­ter­day, the last mile was in sprin­kling rain, but it was still a good workout.

Like Nick men­tions, it’d be cool to set up a counter next year to see how much dis­tance peo­ple log around the world. That com­bined with a map of where peo­ple are run­ning, walk­ing, bik­ing, or swim­ming their 5K would be a cool visu­al­iza­tion of the Word­Press com­mu­nity in action.

Fitbit weekly summaries

Fit­bit now sends weekly sum­maries of your activ­ity right to your inbox. It includes a recap of your steps, miles, weight, and sleep changes.

There’s a leader­board col­umn in the email as well as on the site. Not sure how that works since I’ve kept my Fit­bit data pri­vate. For those who want, or need, an extra boost to get going a leader­board could be a cool way to com­pet­i­tively exercise.

Hav­ing a reminder of your activ­ity is a great way to reflect on the past week.