300 workouts in 2022

December 3, 2022 · 0 min

1000 photos on Mindfulseeing

I just posted the 1000th photo to [my photoblog](https://darcynorman.net) . The milestone doesn't really mean anything, but I'm a little surprised that I've been able to keep posting daily there for 2 and a half years. I've now been doing the photo-a-day project for 3 and a half years, starting [in 2007](http://www.flickr.com/photos/dnorman/sets/72157594481538163/) . Who knew? It's pretty appropriate that 1000 was taken while riding home, along the Bow River....

August 17, 2010 · 1 min

5000km in 2008

I didn't really have a distance target for bike riding this year. I did 3160km in 2007, and thought I might be able to hit 3500km without much trouble. But this summer, I realized that at the pace I was keeping, there was a chance to hit 4500km or even 5000km by the end of 2008. I kept riding, and almost fanned on it due to weather and vacation. But I got back on the bike for a ride along the Bow River this morning, rolling the odometer over 5000km....

December 24, 2008 · 1 min


I passed the 3100km mark on the ride home this afternoon. 3100km ridden on my bike so far in 2008. Seems like a strange milestone - but I've now ridden more as of August 12 2008 than I did in all of 2007. I thought I pretty much maxed out riding last year. But I started riding earlier this year, and have taken a slightly longer route along the Bowmont Natural Pathway to avoid some street riding....

August 12, 2008 · 1 min

5,000 photos on Flickr

I'm definitely not the most prolific photographer, but it only took me 4 years to publish 5,000 photos to Flickr. Not all are publicly viewable, but they are all available under a simple Creative Commons Attribution license. Here's #5,000 - my 2008/366photos from today, of my son Evan being a typical pyromaniac kid at the campground this morning :-) [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="pyromania - evan doing what boys do: find out what burns and what doesn't....

August 4, 2008 · 1 min

2000km in 2008 (so far)

That's like riding from Calgary to Vancouver and back. Or Calgary to Thunder Bay. Heck, I could have ridden from Calgary to San Francisco, with over 400km to spare. hmmm.... I've been riding my bike as primary transportation on my commute for a couple of years now (started really doing it again in 2006, after a few years of not riding very much). I ride just over 28km per day, every weekday, so have managed to rack up the kilometers pretty quickly....

June 13, 2008 · 2 min

3000km in 2007

I did it. I managed to ride my bike 3000km (so far) in 2007. Last year, I rode about 1500km. I estimated I might ride 2000-2500km this year. But this morning, after dropping Evan off at school, I pulled the bike out and rode along the Bow River Pathway. I've now ridden over 3000km this year, and hope to do even more in 2008. The year's riding started while on Maui, when I rode about 60 miles down Haleakala - starting at over 10,000' and descending to near sea level....

November 22, 2007 · 2 min

1500km and counting

I passed the 1500km mark on the way home today. At 26km/day, I'm hoping to add at least another 1000km before the riding season ends. Following Dave King's lead, I'm taking a photo at every 100km rollover. Here's what 1500km looked like:

August 3, 2007 · 1 min

365 photos - halfway point

I just passed the halfway point for my 2007 "365 photos" challenge, where I try to take at least one photo every day for the entire year 2007. I've actually been successful in taking a photo per day. Most days, I take many, so the hardest part is picking the "best" photo to represent the day. Other days, I don't feel like taking a photo, or nothing interesting happens. Those are the hard days....

July 2, 2007 · 2 min

1000 km and counting

I passed the 1000 km mark half way into my ride home today. Since I started riding in July, I've now ridden over 1000 km just commuting to and from work, broken into 80 equal 12.54 km trips. That's roughly equivalent to riding from Calgary to Vancouver, even when accounting for vertical climb (92m per ride). I'm feeling better than I have in years, and am probably in the best physical shape I've been in since high school (although you couldn't tell by looking)....

September 21, 2006 · 1 min