2012 Year End Stats

I missed my training goals by a long way this year (stated I was shooting for 3,333 running miles and 999 bike in last year’s post).

The actuals:



It is tempting to consider this some sort of failure, but I need to reconsider that feeling.  The past 2.5 months post a broken rib have been a struggle and I can’t let that skew my take on the entire year.  I had some great highlights with two 100 mile finishes (including one where my nephew ran his first ultra, and my brother did his first trail race), a 50K PR, a half marathon PR, running a 50K with my 18 year old son, hiking many 14er’s (11 I think), taking my wife up her first 14er on our anniversary, and shooting around 25,000 photos.  A kid graduated high school and started college.  Another started high school.  My youngest spent a chunk of time in the hospital.  I took on some new responsibilities at work.  It was a busy year!

Running took a back seat at times, at least more so than previous years.  That part is fine, I made up for that in many other areas.  I am disappointed with my non-existent bike miles, though.  That used to be my primary activity and I miss it.  I think I have had better overall running years when I have spent time on the bike as well.


I want to fly like an eagle to the sea.
Fly like an eagle, let my spirit carry me.
I want to fly like an eagle till I’m free.


See you on the trails!

Posted on December 31, 2012, in bike, run, training. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Mileage, schmileage. That is a helluva year when you consider the broader view. Nicely done.

  2. Dave McCollough

    A successful year can’t be measured in miles. Great job!

  3. Thanks Dave and George. I’m ready to saddle up and try again.

  4. Definitely NOT a failure. You have a wonderful and full life in which running is just a part of. You summarized it well and should feel very proud of your family, photography, and almost 2900 stinkin’ miles!

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