Weight lifted in the gym - probably a small heard of elephants - not bad for someone who hated gyms
Meat eaten - probably a small heard of elephants - not bad for an ex vegetarian.
Blisters - yes, all the time.
Capsizes - 8 (all during the winter!) and yes I got back in and continued the training sessions in wet kit with chattering teeth.
Weight lost - 3kg
Inches lost on lower body - 5
Inches gained on upper body - 6
Miles driven to and from training - over 30,000 On the plus side I now know all the sneaky routs around the M25 to avoid traffic jams!
Times we have paddled past a coffee shop or a pub during training - 312
Times we have stopped for a coffee or a pint - 0! So different from cycling!!
Nights I've dreamt of paddling - 364
Times I've accidentally hit Simon in the face while dreaming of paddling - 2
Times I've been so sore after training I can't even lift the kettle - lost count.
Training sessions missed - 6 (snow, injury and 1 overslept -sorry coach!)
Alcohol consumed -1 cocktail at a party last November (see above, sorry coach!)
Training sessions done in a blizzard, howling gale or minus temperatures - Ive blanked that bit out!
Hours spent training - more than 3,285
Minutes spent racing - less than 9
Races lost -1
Medals won 2 - Gold at the Europeans and Silver at the Worlds.
All in all a pretty cool year and I cant wait to get back into training for next season - Better never stops!