Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2011 Year End Review & Random Holiday Stuff

2011 Year End Review & Random Holiday Stuff
The 2011 Bling
(Not a bad year in my book.)

This year I:
  • Completed one Olympic distance triathlon
  • Completed twelve half marathons
  • My first ultra trail marathon (30 miles). This was also my first marathon
  • My first 70.3 triathlon.
  • Finished four 70.3s before the year ended
  • Did not die at the Tampa Tough Mudder
  • Completed my 100th lap (100 kilometers) at Lucky's Lake Swim.
  • Lost 28 lbs and am in the best shape of my life
  • The blog now has over 100 completely bored followers.
  • I posted my 100th boring blog post.
  • Blog had a record number of spelling errors and grammar issues.
  • Last years "year end review" can be found HERE

First cold day of the year in Florida

Highs in the 40s and winds at 20 - 30 mph.
No running for me today.

Still beats living in Michigan or New York.

Chewie crawled under the covers for warmth.

More Organized Bling

My bling holder only had one level and was very small so I had to come up with a way of enlarging it.  So I went to the shop and cut two dowels and hung them on chains from the medal holder.  Now I have two more layers to hold my bling.

One level is now three.
This picture is from the proof of concept.
Later I shortened the dowels and painted
the chains and dowels white.

Much better organized. Now I can see all the bling
and I still have one empty level for 2012.
Sorry for the poor photo quality.  The light in the room is bad

New Years Party
My Sing-a-ma-jig got plastered and sang
"Oh My Darling" all night long till he past out.
Chewie after a long New Years night
of benadryl and scary fireworks.  Poor thing!
He is teriffied of fireworks
Maybe Sing-a-ma-jig shared his bottle with Chewie.


  1. That is a seriously packed season! Nice job!!!

  2. Happy New Year and Congrats on such a great 2011! I wish you the best in the coming year!

  3. You had a pretty busy race year, congrats!

  4. Looks like a great 2011! Congrats! I have found that I kinda like race bling myself!

  5. Good job! I can't believe you went on to finish 4 70.3!!! Yea for you! I love the bling holder and all the great bling. ...maybe I should have done that..but I don't have any cool ones like you. :(

    And the Chewie pics...crackin me up!

  6. buddy - that is one AWESOME and IMPRESSIVE race season!!!!!!

  7. Congrats on a great year!!! Love the Chewie pics! The weather was perfect for us last week when we were in FL. It was quite the shock to come home Sunday to 25 degrees after Saturday's 80 degrees!

    Happy New Year!

  8. Wow, thats a lot of hardware for one year!! Happy new year!

  9. Congrats man! Glad our paths crossed in Orlando. Have a great 2012. Mine starts Sunday at the Houston Marathon.