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A look back at 2019

My statistical year in review

By the numbers

I ran 1037 tracked miles in 2019

These runs equate to approximately 171,105 active calories burned

My total tracked fitness in Strava hit a high of 86 the week of November 20

From their site: “While fitness is a complicated concept, it can be simplified to an accumulation of training. The Fitness Score is calculated using Training Load and/or Relative Effort to measure your daily training, and an impulse-response model to quantify its effect over time. This will intuitively capture the development of fitness from training, as well as the loss of fitness during a break.”

I averaged 9,919 steps each day, or 3,620,435 steps for the whole year

I flew 60,907 miles, which is almost 2.5 full laps around the Earth

I called my grandfather 32 times

I called my mom and dad a combined total of 65 times

I called my sister 16 times

I meditated for 3310 tracked minutes

Net worth increased by 38% from the beginning to the end of the year

I finished 16 books

  • (11/24/2019) Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit
  • (11/17/2019) The Iliad, Homer
  • (11/03/2019) The Madness of Crowds, Douglas Murray
  • (09/01/2019) The Monster of Florence, Preston and Spezi
  • (08/13/2019) Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari
  • (07/25/2019) Shape Up, Ryan Singer
  • (07/11/2019) Amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon
  • (06/23/2019) Originals, Adam Grant
  • (06/14/2019) 10 arguments for deleting your social media account right now, Jaron Lanier
  • (06/09/2019) Deep Work, Cal Newport
  • (06/02/2019) E-Myth, Michael Gerber
  • (06/01/2019) Atomic Habits, James Clear
  • (05/29/2019) 12 rules for Life, Jordan Peterson
  • (04/15/2019) Waking Up, Sam Harris
  • (03/10/2019) Life, Keith Richards

I have 4 other books in various states of progress

  • The Odyssey, Homer
  • Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari
  • The End is Always Near, Dan Carlin
  • Principles, Ray Dalio

I’ve maintained 21 active friendships this year (outside of family, Close enough to consider a friend. Regular contact and good feelings.)

I have 25 inactive friendships (outside of family; a pal. Fallen out of touch or regular contact)

I have 16 acquaintances (A developing friendship or one at arm’s length. I remember their names)

Lowest happiness index: 70/100 (happiness index: holistic spot-check of how good I feel psychologically and physically, based on my relationships, job satisfaction, financial well-being, goal completion, etc. on a scale of 1-100, with 1 being the worst and 100 being that life can’t get any better)

Highest happiness index: 90/100

Approximately 37,485 mins of iPhone screen time this year (about 12.25 hours per week)

Averaged over the year I slept 8 hours and 13 mins per night and hit 71.52% of quality sleep each night. Explainer by AutoSleep: "The Quality ring shows hours of quality sleep achieved. This makes it easier to compare with other days. This looks at the overall sleep time, how much light sleep, how much deep sleep, how restless and the nocturnal dip in heart rate and determines how much quality sleep you had. The ring completion target is 85% of your required sleep hours.”

I backpacked 4 times

  • 6/2 - Point Reyes (Coast Camp)
  • 6/16 - Point Reyes (Marshall Beach kayak backpacking)
  • 6/28 - Yosemite (Big Oak Flat Road to Yosemite Falls)
  • 8/17 - El Dorado National Forest (Emigrant Lake)

I visited 2 countries:

  • Iceland
  • Italy

I published 5 articles (not including this one):