A look back at 2020

My statistical year in review

💪 Fitness


Miles run


Calories burned on runs and cycling


Peloton miles ridden


Average wattage on Peloton rides


Highest Strava Fitness Level*


Kj of Peloton cycling output


Pushups completed

🥕 Health


Average sleep quality*


Average nightly sleep length


Minutes meditated


Average happiness index*

❤️ Relationships


Phone calls to immediate family


Active friendships*


Inactive friendships*

💵 Finance


Percent increase in net worth from end of previous year

🧠 Brain


Books read*


Articles published* (including this one)


Podcasts created*

✈️ Other


Flight hours in a Cessna 172


Number of countries visited outside of United States

  • Strava Fitness: 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.”
  • Sleep Quality: Source: 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.”
  • 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.
  • Active friendships: Someone outside of family. Close enough to consider a friend. Regular contact and good feelings.
  • Inactive friendships: Outside of family; a pal. Fallen out of touch or regular contact.
  • Books
  • Hogs in the Sand, Buck Wyndam
  • For the Soul of Mankind, Melvyn Leffler
  • The Odyssey, Homer
  • The Bhagavad Gita, Eknath Eswaran
  • So Good They Can't Ignore You, Cal Newport
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie
  • Shoe Dog, Phil Knight
  • The End is Always Near, Dan Carlin
  • Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, Eric Schlosser
  • The Bomb: Presidents, generals, and the secret history of nuclear war, Fred Kaplan
  • Red Storm Rising, Tom Clancy
  • On Writing, Stephen King
  • The Elements of Style, Strunk and White
  • The Stand, Stephen King
  • The Cold War: A New History, John Lewis Gaddis
  • Return with Honor, Scott O'Grady
  • The Searcher, Tana French
  • Other books in various states of progress
  • Ghost Wars, Steve Coll
  • Tools of Titans, Tim Ferriss
  • Greenlights, Matthew McConaughey
  • Articles
  • Broken Arrows and Almost-Annihilations
  • The machinations of the Federal Reserve in the Coronavirus economy
  • A beginner's startup guide to DCS World in VR
  • Who killed the Soviet Union?
  • Podcasts
  • Broken Arrows and Almost-Annihilations
  • F-15E Fighter Pilot Interview: My Dad
  • From 0 to Delta First Officer in Three Years
  • Shot down over hostile country
  • The vagabond data scientist
  • B-1B and B-52H: Stories from the nuclear mission
  • From AH-1W SuperCobra pilot to Google product manager
  • Around the world with "Guru"
  • Machine minds, human minds
  • Quick take: F-15E pilot on the new F-15EX [Not yet released]