2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.



  1. trikatykid · · Reply

    Hey I made a debut on your stats page! 🙂 You’ve been an inspiration and I’m glad you’re hooked now.. once you reach that stage, anything is possible! I want you to read an article that I posted to my Facebook page.. I’ll figure out a way to get it out to you. I will most likely post it in my blog in the next few days. It’s about the man who died during the New York City Ironman this year, and another who could have died from the same thing, but lived to share about it. I’m only sharing because it’s useful information and important information – not to scare you – as it almost scared me away from it altogether.. but being able to read the warning signs about pulmonary edema and swimming-induced cardiomyopathy. Keep up the great work. You’re doing so well!! 🙂

    1. Cool. There was an article I think posted that I read several months ago. It’s interesting as if I can remember, they do not totally know what causes it. I believe preparation and slowly building distance should possibly reduce this from happening. I can swim almost a mile and a half yet almost all if them are way under this amount. Thanks for being there this year.

      1. trikatykid · · Reply

        I’ll send you the article. The guy who died was very fit and very prepared. It has more to do with physiological reasons – shunting of the blood in the lungs due to the cold water and pressure against the body. They recommend a wetsuit and they also recommend paying attention to what you’re coughing up – this guy was coughing up blood for quite a while but thought it was red from his sports drink. He finally pulled over and got looked at .. pulmonary edema. It really isn’t about fitness or preparation at all, which is why I wanted to share the article. Not to scare you but for you to be aware of the signs.. I shared it with all my triathlete friends. If we’re paying attention we can pull out when we need to and not be stubborn triathletes like we are and end up 6 feet under before the finish line.. Happy New Year! Gotta run – I’ll share the article soon!

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