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2009: The music

Better late than never, time to crank out some stats for 2009. First up, music.

Compared with last year’s graph, 2009 was a little sporadic, especially the second-half. I spent most the year listening to podcasts or watching video rather than listening to music, with a major exception being when I was out running.

2009 in music - Part 1

2009 in music - part 2

Graphs produced by the ever excellent LastGraph using my scrobble stats.

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Still running

September was the biggest month yet, mainly getting some extra training in before I ended up subjecting myself to the Sydney Running Festival Half-Marathon.

Nike+ stats, October 2009

I didn’t actually find the HM too bad, with all those people around and everyone pretty much keeping pace, I didn’t once feel an overwhelming desire to quit running and break into a walk. I was pretty tired afterwards, my legs/knees were a little sore, copped some hefty blisters on both my big toes and I think I’ve lost a nail on one toe, apart from that - not too bad :D

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Running redux

A little late to the party, I just realised that there’s a new Nike+ website with an all new design and much improved performance - so time to update the shots of my stats. See my previous post for the before shots.

Nike+ run

Everything is themed in orange due to my Nike+ “level” being the second tier where I’ve logged more than 49K (yellow level) and less than 250K (green). Two more kilometers and it’s into the green.

Nike+ history

There’s also a new social feature that allows you to add friends and share your profile - so here’s mine.

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I went for a run

Nike+ Running

Usually not one to feel the need to participate in any kind of organised exercise I decided back in January to start running to get myself fit, after all, one needs to be prepared at all times in case called upon to make one’s Formula 1 debut…

One of the first things I did was invest in some decent shoes and gear, shoes in particular making all the difference. Being an information and statistics junkie, I also picked up a Nike+ kit to keep tabs on my running. After using it for a couple of weeks, I found it was also brilliant for staying motivated to try and beat my personal best time and distances whenever possible. At first I found that it wasn’t very accurate though after a couple of different attempts at callibrating it eventually started tracking distances with a fair degree of accuracy.

Nike+ run

I’ve included a couple of sample graphs that are provided by the Nike+ service. Top one shows my run log, bottom one showing a recent run that happened to take my total distance covered since January past 125kms.

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2008: The Music

2008 in music

Here’s our listening for 2008, as graphed by the excellent LastGraph using data we submitted (scrobbled technically) to over the course of the year from iTunes, our AppleTV and my iPhone.

I love how it increases sharply in July/August as I start using my iPhone and how everything dies out in November when we moved, then picks up again sharply as we started getting settled into our new place.

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PS: I’ve switched comments back on, plus you can now use your Facebook account to sign in and add comments as well.

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