This post will be more of a techie geeky post than a walking post (walkie geeky post).
At the top of the sidebar on the right of the page, is a little widget that displays my annual mileage so far. Every day, I used to have to manually update this.
In fact, my workflow went something like this …
- After my walk, get miles covered from either Garmin Connect or Endomondo (when it’s working!)
- Add mileage to excel spreadsheet which would automatically update a graph showing my annual mileage.
- Copy graph (example shown) then paste it onto the STATS page of this blog.
- Update the miles walked widget and when I was doing the LDWA Coronavirus Challenge, update the miles for that as well.
As you will probably agree, A lot of faffing around every day.
Yesterday, I discovered a better way to achieve the same.
I found out that you can embed bits of Google’s on-line sheets into HTML files (which is basically all that Word Press is).
So, first off, I copied my excel spreadsheet into a new Google sheet. I lost most of the formatting but that was easily fixed.
From the data on the sheet, I generated a couple of graphs to show annual mileage for this year and annual mileage for the past seven years.
I also generated a table showing just this year’s total in numbers.
All much the same as before except that when I update the main spreadsheet (which is also embedded into the ‘THE PLAN’ page) all the graphs and tables also refresh with the new data.
All I have to do each day, now, is to update the Google sheet and everything else is taken care of.
I still have to update this manually, in today’s case, with a dog walk …