Friday, November 22, 2013

Seeking Boston By the Numbers

A Seeking Boston Marathon look at "By the Numbers."

2000

A new "high water mark" for me on miles trained and raced in 2013.  If I was to run from Denver to my new favorite vacation retreat in Kennebunkport, Maine, I would be roughly 32 miles away.  
My 100,000 cake from earlier this year.

Five

The highest number of missing number of toenails in 2013 at one time.

8.5

The number of toenails I have right now.

Eight

The total number of chiropractors, physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, and massage therapists.  Nine if you throw in the occasional (mental) therapist. #ipistmyself

Zero

The number of Seeking Boston Marathon sponsorships.  One if you count the fact that I was a Columbus Marathon Instagram Ambassador.  They have a "loose" standard on the occassional blog "F bomb."  I'd rather have readers than sponsors (a lie) so I will maintain the sometimes "off color" writing style so I'm guessing this number will hold for awhile.  It could also be that the video from my Thanksgiving trip to Vegas last year surfaced.  What would you do if called onstage to (ahem) dance in the Absinthe show? #gobigorgohome 

Two

The actual number of F-bombs dropped in the lifespan of SBM...since I brought it up.

5/7

My race-to-podium ratio this year.  Tells me I didn't really race that much this year, but when I did I was pretty happy with the results.  The two races I didn't podium in?  The Boston Marathon and the Columbus Marathon.

130,000

Thank you, thank you, thank you.  130,000 page views on my blog.  And to think that I started this thing "on a lark" to qualify for the Boston Marathon.  Eliminate my mom and her friends and this number is 2,600.

47.19

Unpaid earnings on my blog.  Proof that this is a for passion and not profit.

Five

Five months from the Boston Marathon.  This will be my fourth.

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Average guy w/ an above average appetite for marathon racing and triathlons. Ran my 5th Boston in '15. 3:21, 1:29, 19:21 PR;full/half/5K Opinions & wit are mine