Quantified Self | Week of July 8, 2019

Week of July 8-14, 2019

The “Quantified Self – Week of…” post is a data review of the previous week, highlighting a few key areas: Exercise / Sleep / Family / Reading / Leisure.

“What gets measured gets managed.”


The exercise category took a nose dive this week — as did my head! Quite literally, as I went over the handle bars on my son’s scooter, and landed on my head. This resulted in a concussion and strict orders from the doctor to rest for a week. After 3 days of simply moving from the bed, to the couch, and back again…I added a few slow walks for the remaining 4 days of the week. Slow is the keyword here, and I’m grateful that Gia was willing to join me and go at a snail’s pace. That’s about it on the exercise front, and the total hours show for it.



The sleep data for the week is interesting, with consideration to the concussion and the impact it had (or didn’t have?). A decrease from the previous week in total number of hours slept, and slight dip in average percentage of Deep Sleep. Not sure what I expected. I guess I figured all the “bed rest” time ordered by the doctor might have increased number of hours asleep. But instead I simply was bored, and also had a hard time sleeping well.

  • Total Sleep Hours: 37.55
  • Average Sleep Hours Per Night: 5.3
  • Average % of Deep Sleep Per Night: 28%

FAMILY (aka: Connection time)


  • A highlight of the week was witnessing the kids jump into “emergency triage mode” when I pulled the dumb Dad move of hotdogging on the scooter (with my head meeting the pavement). It appears they actually do care about their old man.
  • Enjoyed some quality “bench-sitting” with Gia at the Lake. Helped break the monotony of laying around the house all week in darkened rooms.
  • Doug Fields gave an inspiring message at Mariners Irvine – As always, Doug never disappoints.
  • Ethan logged lots of driving practice time, and I enjoyed sneaking out of the house to join him on a few “rides.”
  • Special quality time with Ella, helping her pack for HSM camp. About 1/3 of her suitcase being MY clothes. I’m OK with this, for many reasons (which words really can’t do justice here).

Photo of the week (via iPhone):



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *