I Made a Doodad That Ended Up Being Much Less Interesting Than I Thought It Would Be But Whatever


So we all know I love walking, right? And stats. I love stats.

So I often like to put those two things together.

One thing I’ve been wanting to do is make one of those “racing totals” visuals where I see how quickly my mileage racks up for each year I’ve been walking up here in Calgary. I can do static visuals fine in something like R, but animated visuals are something that I’ve never really done on my own, so I’ve never been able to make such a visual.

However, I found an editable template of one on Flourish so I decided to give it a try.

The following visual shows my cumulative walking mileage for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 as the year progresses from January 1 to December 31. The year 2014 was excluded because I only moved to Calgary in September of 2014, and the year 2020 was excluded because we’re only in June.

Pretty boring. More boring than I thought it’d be, actually. I thought 2017, 2018, and 2019 would at least skip around in largest total until, like, March or something. But nope. Only through January.

Haha, I like how 2019 was like, “I’m gonna catch you, 2017!” and then July happened.

(I only walked 2,523 miles in 2015 what the hell was wrong with me)

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