Let Me Count the Ways

I love number crunching nearly as much as I love number munching–and most other educational 1990s computer games, to be fair–so I’d like to take a brief reprieve from my typical verbosity and break down my last year in numerals instead.

  • 1,048: Miles I ran in 2012, or about the distance from my Manhattan apartment to St. Louis, Missouri. And here I was, thinking I’d make it all the way to Meredith. #HumbleBrag

12 months

  • 26.6: Longest run of 2012, in miles. This is the final distance my watch read after the Marine Corps Marathon, meaning I look my turns too wide and tacked on a few extra hundred yards before crossing the finish line. And who said I was an underachiever?
  • 13,894: RiledUpRunner blog views last year. Thanks, everyone, for the support!
  • 12,798: Estimated number of those views that came from my father’s iPad.


  • 727: Most blog views in a single day. I reached this impressive tally–coincidentally also the model of my favorite Boeing Co. mid-size narrow-body three-engine jet aircraft–on Nov. 8 after Ashley at HealthyHappierBear featured me in a guest post. I’d suggest checking it out, except I make all the same jokes I always make, so reading it is going to feel a little like déjà vu. Reading it is going to feel a little like déjà vu.
  • 58: Countries that visited my blog in 2012. Well, more likely, individuals sitting at computers in those countries, but I can never be sure. It’s possible the state entity of North Korea is an avid reader. What up, Kim Jong-Un?
  • 3: Half marathons I ran last year.
  • 1: Half marathons I ran last year in the snow.


  • 7: A prime number. Thanks, Number Munchers! Watch out for troggles.
  • 21: Races I ran in 2012.
  • 1: Races I ran in costume in 2012.


  • 21: Races I wished I’d run in costume in 2012.
  • 4: Readers who stumbled across my blog by searching “dog with captain hat.” I knew I liked you guys.


What number best sums up your 2012?

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6 Responses to Let Me Count the Ways

  1. Nate says:

    You’re funny, Anne!!

  2. ATA says:

    WOW! Congratulations on a great year. Did you have any idea / goal at the beginning of 2012 to run that many miles, or did it happen mostly as part of your ramp up to the marathon? I ran over 500 miles this year, and saw my all-time Nike Plus miles top 1K. It was such a rewarding accomplishment to think about all those miles!
    So, what’s next for you? Will you do another 1K this year?

    • Thank you! 500 is pretty snazzy, too! I’m planning to run my second marathon in 2013, so I think I’ll hit 1,000 again whether or not I aim to. That said, I’m in the market for a new running resolution this year. Ideas? And thanks for reading 🙂

  3. todkehrli says:

    That’s a great summary! A tremendous year of running and blogging. I like that you tracked your miles by type of run.

    What was your most surprising country? I got 4 views from Armenia.

    I also like the “dog with captain hat” search. I got 4 hits on “road apple award” . Who knew horse poop was so popular?

  4. Kathryn says:

    Awesome stats!! I also love number crunching AND number munching… so what if I’ve downloaded a number muncher emulator on my PC and play it regularly.

    The number I’d use to describe my year was 72… which is the number of days I spent on the bench and unable to run thanks to a broken foot. They made me realize how important the run is to my life in so many ways!

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