well, i mulled through a few of the numbers that happened last year and here it is...
days ran: 277
days running twice in one day: 75
peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
before second run of the day: 70
servings of tuna or salmon: 280
miles driven to trail heads: 7711 miles
pairs of shoes gone through: 7
number of toenails lost: 12
cases of Crank Gel bought: 1.5 (144 Gels)
containers of GU2o bought: 4
times fell during a race: 4
$ of batteries spent: $40
$ of batteries spent for altimeter watch: $2
times worn a heart rate monitor: 0 (i'm still breathing, don't need a beeping thing to know that)
# of meatloaf sandwiches eaten on a training run: 4
# of cans of beans eaten during races: 5 (i have craig to thank for this)
# of times gotten sick during races: 8
inches of elastikon used to tap feet for races: 96"
epic races: 1 ( and i didn't even run...watching brother get top ten at States, hands down!!!)
miles ran: 2900 (ok, slacker compared to the year before)
impressed points by other runners here in the NW: can't count that high...
Brother finishing M9 at States!!!
Hal, winning States!!!
Dan Olmstead staying 2 minutes out front of Hal all day at McKenzie River 50k and winning his first ultra.
craig finishing 15th at states but still got "chicked" at Javalina (he had a great year in my book)
Rod's 3.5hr pr at States and 5th place finish at the North Face 50 mile challenge.
Meghan finishing F5, winning Where's Waldo 100k outright, and qualifying for the Olympic Trials Marathon at age 46. (she'll be joining Joan Benoit, at age 50, on a glorious day in Boston this year.)
Lewis Taylor winnig Cool and after taking
chicken hawk road at states, still got Silver.
Sean finishing 8th at JFK in 6:31. (what will he do at Boston???)
Ronda slamming!!! and having some very fast times in those 100's!!! James Kerby 2nd at Vermont.
Whit Rambach, 10th., Jeff Browning, 15th, and James Varner,25th, (but in top ten for much of the race), at Hardrock.
Kami's 9th place finish at the 100k World Championship and 8th at States. And all the Corvallis gang finishing sub 24 at States.
Then Mike "Bushwacker" Burke just doesn't slow done with now entering retirement. Matt Hart winning Mt. Hood PCT 50, 2nd at H.U.R.T. 100k, and 2nd at Grand Teton 100, behind AJW.
dr. dave, david terry finishing 18th for his 10th wasatch!!!
and of course scott jurek. The list goes on... i know i missed other outstanding performances. but the NW had a pretty good year. it was fun to watch all the fast folks.
happy points earned for a wonderful year: a bakers dozen. (wait, i can't eat dognuts) it was a fun year!
i'm looking forward to this year just as much if not more.
what are some of your numbers?