Each year I like to add up all the numbers. I find it inspiring to read others' numbers, and satisfying to view my own.
One little note: I read several bookish blogs--blogs written by reading obsessed women who put my annual reading volume to shame. Do you know that they play the same numbers games as we do? How many books read, how many reviews, how many starred reviews, top ten lists in each genre... I just find that amusing. We love to document our obsessions, huh?
Anyway, back to triathlon.
Even including those 10 weeks of extremely low volume my numbers for 2010 are pretty good, I think.
Some of you hard core bikers will find my biking miles rather paltry. My runner friends will likely be surprised at how few miles I now run compared to them. Both my non-swimming and swimming friends will likely find my swimming excessive given it's not my primary sport.
And now.... drumroll..... I know you can barely stand the wait....
In 2010 I worked out for 606 hours (25.25 days) and I traveled 5,624 miles.
TaDah! (Go Mary-- you obsessed and insane woman! The crowd roars... )
I swam 376,550 yards (214 miles) in 123 hours.
I biked 4,232 miles in 253 hours.
I ran 1178 miles in 165 hours.
I did strength work and yoga for 65 hours.
I completed 8 road races (a 16 miler, a 10 miler, a 30K, two 10Ks, two 5ks, and one 5.2 mile race)
I swam in 4 swim meets and at them I swam... a lot of events, but most notably a 1650 at one meet (which I had never done before!) and the 100 yard fly and the 100 meter fly at two others (last done when I was 17...))
I raced 7 triathlons (1 full IM, 2 half IM, 1 oly and 3 sprints)
I raced in my first bike time trial.
This year, for the first time, I also won two triathlons. That is cool.
Okay! Enough patting myself on the back. pat pat.
Onto 2011! Yahoo!