Wednesday, November 28, 2018
For the second day in a row, the numbers were comparable (except for floors climbed) between the two devices, with the Apple Watch having slightly higher numbers.
I don't know, but the numbers from Monday(two days ago) were off by so much; I'm still wondering if there's something to be said about my shopping cart theory (though it sounds like that shouldn't be a factor).
Active minutes: 131
Apple Watch Fitness tracker:
Active minutes: 123
This morning, I didn't take the morning walk that I did over the last two days, due to rain. I had lunch in the Embarcadero today and decided to walk from there through Union Square. After walking around Union Square for a bit, I decided to walk home. It was forecast to rain today and all day tomorrow, but there was no rain earlier today, so I wanted to be outside while I could.
Lots of rain in the forecast for tomorrow, so I'm assuming I won't get nearly as many steps in.
Like I said, this will probably be my last comparison of the two devices. Turns out they are close enough to each other, and that's all I really wanted to know.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Active minutes: 60
Apple Watch Fitness Tracker:
Active minutes: 88
Again, I know this doesn't really matter, but it is kind of interesting to compare and see how close (or not!) they are.
Monday, November 26, 2018
This morning, my friend Mike asked me if I had noticed much a discrepancy between the reading of the Fitbit to that of the Apple Watch App. I just checked (7:45pm) and here's what I found:
Apple Watch Fitness Tracker:
54 flights of stairs
Obviously, the Apple Watch tracks stairs differently, which isn't a huge deal. Almost 3/4 of a mile is kind of a big difference though, as is roughly 2,700 steps.
One thing I can think of that may have caused the discrepancy is that I went to Costco today. While at Costco, I was pushing a shopping cart most of the time. My Fitbit is clipped to my pocket, so it senses each time I take a step. My Apple Watch is on my wrist, which stays still when pushing a cart.
I realize this is not an exact science at all, but it is kind of interesting to compare the two side-by-side.
PS: I walked a lot more today than a typical weekday. Dick and I are trying to take a walks early in the morning before he goes to work. Plus, we are trying to take advantage of a beautiful day after the bad AQI, and in between rainy days.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Dick ordered an AQI Detector, which just arrived.
Grateful for a home that is well insulated! The AQI indoors is a very healthy 15!
I walked down to the backyard, and it shows us at 137, which is Orange.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
I just checked one source online, and it shows us in the Yellow Zone for the first time in 13 Days! 💛💛
As I looked out our backyard, I saw blue skies above! The view towards Downtown SF still isn't great, but better.
Rain is in the forecast to start early tomorrow morning through Friday. That should help with both the fires and the AQI. Fingers crossed!
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Why is the worth mentioning? Because 20 years ago, on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, I went in my first (and only!) Blind Date with a guy named Dick Craddock.
I lived a block away from where we live now, and he lived about 10 blocks away in the other direction. He called me that late morning, and we agreed to meet at a coffee shop on Castro Street. I told him that I'd be the short Chinese girl with a bob (hairstyle) and he told me he'd be the straight guy. 😉
We met at 4:00 for coffee/tea, and that went well enough that we decided to walk across the street to a restaurant called The Patio.
We talked about Star Trek versus Star Wars, Macs versus PCs (I was a Mac, and he had worked for Apple in the mid-80s, which was crazy-dreamy for me), and all kinds of fun and geeky things.
By 7:00 we called it a night, as I specifically remember him saying that he wanted to get home in time for The Simpson's and The X-Files, since he hadn't set his VCR to tape them.
We had our first official date a couple of weeks later, but I always choose to remember the Sunday before Thanksgiving as the date to celebrate the day that we met.
The Moral of the Story: Sometimes you have to take a chance and go outside your comfort zone. You never know how it could change your life and what amazing adventures you may have!
Happy Sunday before Thanksgiving! ❤️
Friday, November 16, 2018
And this is what we've come to.
It's seriously surreal here in SF (and most of CA, for that matter). We are on Day Nine of unhealthy air quality. The AQI is 277 (that's the Purple, Very Unhealthy level). The smoke is so thick, and everyone is wearing masks outside (if you're lucky enough to have found them. Most stores are sold out.). Mind you, we're about 165 miles from the wildfires in Butte County. I know the AQI is much worse as you get closer.
Stay safe, CA friends, and stay indoors as much as possible.
Monday, November 12, 2018
It worked out great! Both dogs seemed to enjoy the stimulating environment.
It has been five years since I last spent quality time with them, so it was really amazing to visit with them today! The kids are both in high school now.
I also got the bonus of meeting their very close family friend, Molly, who I have been hearing about for many, many years.
Their visit made me so happy.
Thursday, November 08, 2018
I finally got into a good habit of brushing out Wallace's ears and tail nearly every day. This has prevented any mats between his last grooming appointment, 10 weeks ago. I may try to go a bit longer next time, as I really love the Shaggy DA look on him. (Although, I equally love the fresh haircut on him, too!)
Saturday, November 03, 2018
My first two subjects were very cooperative, and I'm very pleased with their portraits!
Friday, November 02, 2018
We just flew home from Maui (more pics to come!). One of my favorite things that Dick and I try to do when we travel to Hawaii is to stay on West Coast time (3-Hour difference), and wake up early to take long walks in the morning, before it gets too hot, and while the sun rises.
Dan has a routine of taking early morning walks (starting at 5:30am) , usually 7 or 8 miles, so we joined him every morning of our entire stay!! We did the full 7-miles three times, then did 4-5 on other mornings when we needed to finish earlier. I also often took a long afternoon walk to take advantage of the beautiful scenery and great location. Yesterday morning, we had to skip the walk to go out on a sunrise snorkel trip instead, but we still got in 5 miles in the afternoon.
Anyhow, each day, I walked 5-11 miles. I'm really happy that we stuck to it all week, and am especially proud of Dick for walking with us each early morning!!