Thursday, April 4, 2013

10,000 miles of self-propelled goodness


My odomoter rolled over to 10,000 miles yesterday afternoon!

That's right - I have biked, run or swam 10,000 miles in the last 18 months. I started officially tracking my daily output on September 1, 2011.

Some interesting numbers here:

  • 10,000 miles has taken me 1100 hours. That is about a 9 mile per hour average.
  • I have burned approximately 180 pounds of tissue during that time. My thought here is this ... would I weigh 370 if I had just eaten and not moved?
  • I've done 1093 workouts for an average of 9.14 miles per workout.
  • My shortest 'workout' is probably a 300m swim ... and the longest was the 15 hours at Ironman St. George in 2012.
  • I have traveled 0.4 times around the globe. Almost half way around the planet.
  • I have generated enough energy to power 14,783 televisions.
  • I have saved 528 gallons of gas. I should really ride to work more often to see this into a reality rather than just a stat.
  • Last but not least ... I have burned a whopping 3,408 donuts. Perhaps I should have been eating more donuts along the way.

All of this while maintaining a full-time job and two part-time jobs. Idle hands I suppose. I have set up my life such that I do have it easier than some. No complaints there. Rest assured this lifestyle is not without planning and effort. It exists by design - not luck.

Statistics are great. All numbers, racing and timing aside ... I am forever changed for the good. While I still grumble a bit about certain things I am nowhere near as "doom and gloom" as I once was. Besides, my blood pressure, cholesterol, body fat and blood sugar are all 100%+ normal. Those are the real numbers that matter AND that will really matter in 2073 when I will reflect back on all this madness and smile.








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