>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.