2014 In Review: By The Numbers

Because I’m a huge data nerd, for your pleasure, my 2014 fitness year in numbers.


I hiked 61 different times totalling 186 miles. The cool stats are all about peakbagging:


2014 was by far my best year ever in the peakbagging category. I had a total of 50 summits that I hiked 112.7 miles to reach gaining 34,856′. (I also attained 11 of those summits by car, Jeep or ATV with 0′ of gain each. Required 3,000′ purist I am not.)

This represented a 49.8% increase in peakbagging mileage, a 51% increase in elevation gained, and a 127% increase in peaks bagged.

I climbed mountains in nine states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Utah, and Washington) plus one in Jordan.

Sprocket joined me for 31 of the 50 summits. I only did 12 of the 50 without either Sprocket or human company. I only had human company for 18 of the peaks.

I visited 18 county highpoints spread over five states (Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Oregon and Washington) bringing my lifetime total to 29. I’m hoping to start globbing together more counties in 2015! Two of these county highpoints were also Colorado 14ers: Wilson Peak and Uncompahgre, bringing my 14er total to 5 (plus unranked El Diente).


Running was, again, not my priority in 2014. I ran in one race (Rainier To Ruston) and totalled just 131 miles.

The last bit of 2014 was pretty dismal as far as working out was concerned and I can feel it. I have big goals for 2015 and I’m already kicking things into gear (I put in 31 miles on foot Christmas week!). I am already so pumped to write the 2015 edition of the report next year!

2 Replies to “2014 In Review: By The Numbers”

    1. Alyssa,

      I’m using a variety of methods to collect my data. Running information comes from MapMyRun (which was manually mapped and timed until just a week or so ago when I finally bought a Garmin Forerunner 15). Hiking mileage totals come from MapMyRun/MapMyFitness as well (again, formerly mapped manually, this year will come from the GPS watch).

      All of the peakbagging data comes from Peakbagger.com which I am OBSESSED with. I love love love peak lists and peakbagging. The annual peak summary graph comes from a Google Doc that crunches all sorts of data from my exported Peakbagger data. (I’d be happy to share it with you as a template if you want.) The county completion map is from CoHP.org via Peakbagger.com.

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