11.10.2017

Getting Around

In the spirit of oversharing, documentation, and demonstrating how easy it is to get around in Philly, here is a fairly detailed accounting of how last week went for me, with a focus on travel mode.  There is no such thing as a normal week for me, so consider this illustrative but not necessarily typical. 

In the spirit of exploring mobility, I’ll keep a running count of trips done by foot, transit, and car.  Note that by “trips” here, I really mean legs, so if I drop Jada off at choir practice, take Asher to the Y, double back to choir, and then go home, that counts as 4 car trips.  So, the slash line for that excursion would be 0/0/4 (foot will always be first, then transit, then car).  (For simplicity’s sake, any trip by transit or car will be noted as such, even though there is some walking involved in getting to and from a station or our car.)

M 10/30
4:00a-4:45a wake, pray, Bible, personal email
4:45a-6:15a run outside, lift at YMCA, run home (2/0/0)
6:15a-7:30a shower, work email, get breakfasts/lunches ready, get Asher up/changed/fed, out the door
7:30a-8:00a walk to 46th Street Station, subway to 15th Street, walk to office (0/1/0)
8:00a-10:00a work emails, do work
10:00a-12:00p senior staff meeting
12:00p-3:00p eat lunch, do work
3:00-5:30p walk to and attend event (1/0/0)
5:30p-6:00p walk to 15th Street Station, subway to 52nd Street, buy food at food truck, walk to YMCA  (0/1/0)
6:00p-6:30p pick up Aaron and Asher from swim practice, walk home with them (1/0/0)
6:30p-7:30p family dinner, kitchen chores
7:30p-8:30p work email, house chores
8:30p-9:30p read, go to sleep
9:30p-4:30a sleep
Total for M 10/30: 4/2/0

T 10/31
4:30a-5:15a wake, pray, Bible, personal email
5:15a-6:15a walk to YMCA, swim/shower, bus home (1/1/0)
6:15a-7:30a work email, get breakfasts/lunches ready, get Asher up/changed/fed, out the door
7:30a-8:00a walk to 46th Street Station, subway to 15th Street, walk to office (0/1/0)
8:00a-8:30a work emails
8:30a-9:00a, 9:00a-10:00a, 10:00a-11:00a, 11:00a-12:00p meetings in the office
12:00p-1:00p eat lunch, work emails
1:00p-2:00p, 2:00p-3:00p, 3:00p-4:00p meetings in the office
4:00p-4:30p walk to 15th Street Station, subway to 46th Street, walk home (0/1/0)
4:30p-5:30p walk kids to Halloween parade in neighborhood (1/0/0)
5:30p-6:30p walk kids and friends back home to eat dinner and get ready for trick-or-treating (1/0/0)
6:30p-8:00p take kids and friends trick-or-treating, drop friends off on foot (2/0/0)
8:00p-10:30p work email, house chores
10:30p-4:45a sleep
Total for T 10/31: 5/3/0

W 11/1
4:45a-5:15a wake, pray, Bible, personal email
5:15a-6:15a run outside, lift at YMCA, run home (2/0/0)
6:15a-7:30a work email, get breakfasts/lunches ready, get Asher up/changed/fed, out the door
7:30a-8:00a walk to Fels to pick up package, walk to 36th Street trolley station, take trolley to 19th Street, walk to meeting at One Commerce Square (1/1/0)
8:00a-9:30a meeting
9:30a-10:00a bus to 10th/Chestnut, walk to Jefferson (0/1/0)
10:00a-11:30a meeting
11:30a-1:00p walk back to office, eat lunch, work emails (1/0/0)
1:00p-2:00p, 2:00p-3:00p, 3:00p-4:00p meetings in office
4:00p-5:30p do work
5:30p-6:00p walk to 15th Street Station, subway to 52nd Street, buy food at food truck, walk to YMCA (0/1/0)
6:00p-6:30p pick up Aaron and Asher from swim practice, walk home with them (1/0/0)
6:30p-7:30p family dinner, kitchen chores
7:30p-9:30p drive family car to grocery store, do groceries, drive to Jada’s gymnastics to pick her up, drive home (0/0/3)
9:30p-10:30p work emails, house chores
10:30p-4:45a sleep
Total W 11/1: 5/3/3

Th 11/2
4:45a-5:15a wake, pray, Bible, personal email
5:15a-6:15a walk to YMCA, swim/shower, bus home (1/1/0)
6:15a-7:30a work email, get breakfasts/lunches ready, get Asher up/changed/fed, out the door
7:30a-8:00a walk to 46th Street Station, subway to 15th Street, walk to office  (0/1/0)
8:00a-10:00a work emails, do work
10:00a-11:00a, 11:00a-12:00p meetings in the office
12:00p-12:30p eat lunch, work emails
12:30p-3:30p walk to car share spot, drive car share to Bethany Beach for presentation (stopping for gas along the way) (0/0/2)
3:30p-5:00p presentation at Bethany Beach
5:00-8:00p drive back to car share spot (0/0/1)
8:00p-8:30p take bus home, stop by pizza place to get food, walk home from pizza place (1/1/0)
8:30p-10:30p work emails, house chores
10:30p-5:30a sleep
Total for Th 11/2: 2/3/3

F 11/3
5:30a-6:30a wake, pray, Bible, personal email, work email
6:30a-7:00a get breakfasts/lunches ready, get Asher up/changed/fed, out the door
7:00a-8:30a walk Asher to YMCA for a quick swim (2/0/0)
8:30a-9:00a walk to 46th Street Station, subway to 5th Street, walk to meeting at DVRPC
9:00a-11:00a meeting (0/1/0)
11:00a-12:00p walk to 5th Street, subway to 15th Street, walk to office, work emails (0/1/0)
12:00p-1:00p, 1:30p-4:30p meetings in the office, check work email in between
4:30p-5:30p do work
5:30p-6:00p walk to Walnut/Locust, take subway to AT&T, walk to Wells Fargo Center (0/1/0)
6:00p-9:30p dinner and 76ers game
9:30p-10:30p SEPTA home (0/1/0)
10:30p-11:30p pay bills etc.
11:30p-5:30a sleep
Total for F 11/3: 2/4/0

Sa 11/4 5:30a-6:30a wake up, pray, Bible, personal email
6:30a-7:30a Asher breakfast, make lunch for Aaron
7:30a-11:30a drop Aaron off at swim meet, take Asher to Y, work out, pick up Aaron (0/0/4)
11:30a-12:30p lunch with family
12:30p-1:30p nap
1:30p-5:30p walk to Penn, teach class, take bus home (1/1/0)
5:30p-7:30p dinner with family, play with Asher, bedtime routine with Asher
7:30p-10:30p grade midterms, class prep, work email
10:30p-5:30a sleep
Total for Sa 11/4: 1/1/4

Su 11/5
5:30a-6:30a wake up, pray, Bible, personal email
6:30a-7:30a Asher breakfast, make lunch for Aaron
7:30a-12:30p drop Aaron off at swim meet, take Asher to Y, work out, get gas, pick up Aaron (0/0/5)
12:30p-1:30p lunch with family, put Asher down for nap
1:30p-3p nap
3p-5p play w/Asher
5p-6p walk to grocery store to get dinner for family (2/0/0)
6p-7:30p dinner, bedtime stories
7:30p-9p read in bed
9p-4a sleep
Total for Su 11/4: 2/0/5

Total for week: 21/16/15
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