I've been pulling a lot of late nights lately as I'm writing book 5 in the Redemption series. It's not a "meet the goal" thing, but more of an "in the groove" thing--I get going, and I don't want to stop until the thoughts are out. Having already plotted out the entire rest of the series already, finding those breaking points is a challenge.
When I was pregnant, I pulled a lot of late nights too, but for an entirely different reason. My husband reported to me a couple of times that I was getting up and wandering around the house before coming back to bed. He thought I was doing paranoid nesting things like making sure the oven was off or the doors were locked, but when he finally asked me about it one morning, I was surprised. I didn't remember getting out of bed at all. Now, I wasn't entirely shocked, because I was a sleepwalker when I was a child, but I thought I had given it up sometime between the ages of ten and twelve.
I mention these two things in conjunction because I got a fitbit for Christmas. I was looking at my data a few days ago, and noticed a disturbing trend. Apparently, I'm still sleepwalking some nights, and staying up late seems to be the trigger.
I looked online and I'm not the only one. For some people, it looks like the wrist band is registering hand movements as steps. I tend to wear mine in a pocket or clipped to my hip (it registers the steps more accurately, especially when I'm pushing the stroller), so I don't think that's the case for me.
It isn't a lot--less than 100 steps each episode--but I kind of want to hook up a camera to see what I'm doing at night. I guess it might explain some of the bruises I get on my shins that I don't remember getting.