>By The Numbers…

>Well, it’s the time of year where all the magazines and TV shows are doing a year-end recap special edition.  Not wanting to be left out of the trend, I decided that we needed to have a Tri Madness! year-in-review as well.  Instead of enthralling you with thousands of words of prose, I decided that I’d simply enumerate the year.

Below is Tri Madness’ year, by the numbers…

  • 4 – the number of new personal records achieved this year
  • 11 – the number of minutes faster my current 1/2 marathon PR is than my old PR
  • 74 – the current number of subscribers to this blog.  Would love to see that number be > 100 by the end of first quarter 2011
  • 114 – the number of posts on Tri Madness in 2010
  • 503 – the number of comments left by readers like you
  • 454 – the number of times that someone has come to my site from http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/
  • 303 – the number of times that someone has come to my site from http://www.danglethecarrot.blogspot.com/ (Thanks, Jeff!)
  • 61 – the number of countries where readers of this blog live
  • 12,108 – the number of hits on this blog between 1/1/2010 and 12/22/2010 (WOW, THANKS)
  • 80 – followers of TriMadness on Twitter
  • 1 – encounter with a wild pig while on a run
  • 63,000 – miles flown by Tri Madness on United, Delta, US Air, and American (combined)
  • 89 – hours wasted sitting in airports waiting for flights
  • 4 – races dropped out of because of the two numbers immediately above prevented adequate training.  They were:  Rev3 Knoxville, Hammerhead Olympic Triathlon, Hammerhead Ocean Marathon, Beaches Fine Arts Series Triathlon.
  • 1 – bout each, of plantar fasciitis and calf cramps, during the year
  • 56,826 – yards swam in 2010
  • 698 – miles biked in 2010 (Wow, that seems so low!)
  • 471 – miles ran in 2010…and with a few more days to go, that number will come close to 500!
  • 16 – “Ten Questions With…” interviews posted this year (really, just in the last half of the year)
  • 8 – awesome “Ten Questions With…” interviews with professional triathletes (thanks, you guys are the best)
  • 1 – “real” product review written
  • 100 – number of push-ups that I was supposed to complete in the “100 Push Up Challenge”
  • 75 – the maximum number of push-ups I could muster
  • 50 – minimum number of quality time hours spent with my foam roller (OK, this is totally a guess)

Wow.  That’s a lot of numbers.  Thanks for being involved with me the whole way – you really helped me achieve a lot of these milestones.  Here’s hoping that 2011 is just as exciting (and number filled) as 2010 was.


Tri Madness is getting ready to embark on a great Road Trip through the Southeast to visit family and friends.  Looking forward to close to 20 hours of driving over the next 10 days. 

Hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Come back to visit in January – Tri Madness will be back with more & more fun in 2011.

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8 thoughts on “>By The Numbers…

  1. >Great year! I just got all excited because your post made me realize I have a little bit of tallying up to do too!! Merry Christmas!

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