I’ve been recording my swimming, biking, and running miles since I started this blog in the autumn of 2011. In 2012, despite some very serious injuries, I logged about 2,500 miles. In 2013, I logged just over 3,000 miles. And around mid-August of last year, I glanced up and happened to notice that I had already logged 2,700 miles for the year.
I thought, wouldn’t it be great if I could log more miles than last year?
And then I thought, wouldn’t it be even better if I could blow last year’s record away?
And then I thought, wouldn’t it be best if I could beat last year’s mileage by 1,000 miles??!!
But of course, with winter coming, and only four months left in the year, it left me obliged to log over a hundred miles a week for the next 8 weeks or so. My biggest month of the year was September, where I logged over 525 miles.
Some fun facts (for those of you who are into these kinds of things), swimming comprised only 5% of the mileage, but 23% of the time investment (i.e. not a very efficient way to add miles, but so much fun!).
I should point out that I competed in a half marathon in early April and a half Iron Man in late June (or was it early July, I can’t remember now), but my biggest mileage boost came when I decided I wanted 4,000 miles!
Yay for totally arbitrary and meaningless life goals accomplished!
Oh I should add that my total for the year in these three sports was 4,017 miles (6,464 km).