Another year has gone by since we started the blog back in 2011. Today marks the two-year anniversary since Brian and I sat down and decided that serious changes were needed in our own lives, and that a blog would be the way to do it. It turns out that it was a smart decision, possibly one of the better ones I've made in my life.
This year has been absolutely fantastic, and a lot of great memories were made. Racing the boilermaker, competing in a triathlon, meeting fellow blogger Amy in Boston, doing a second half-marathon with Ellie and shredding last years time are some of our accomplishments to name a few. We've seen great growth in readership, a ton of new faces, and some pretty amazing success stories. So with that, let's dig in to some numbers!
To date, there have been 1343 weight measurements submitted, and a total of 7,642 workouts totaling 18264 miles. We are up to 72 registered users!
The blog itself has shown some growth as well! We hit 54,000 total views, averaging about 1,000 unique readers a month, most of whom check back frequently totaling 3-4000 views a month. Not bad for a small family/friends fitness blog!
2FNS Success Stories
Brian - 60+ pounds lost
Over the past two years, Brian has lost over 60 pounds, and has kept it off too! He recently took part in a burpee challenge, which every day adds one burpee rep. 75 days later, he was still at it. It's been awesome to see him succeed and get back to where he wants to be.
Dad - 30 pounds lost
Over the past nine months my Dad has really shown his true competitive spirit. He shredded 30 pounds, all starting with his Lent goal of giving up cookies, candy and cookies with candy. He went from uncle fatso to an AFP leader-board leader and triathlon competitor. I don't think anyone expected his sudden entry into the fitness scene, but he has certainly shown that it is never too late to ratchet up the intensity and get going.
Patrick - 40+ lbs lost
A couple of years ago, Pat told me that he would never reach the 100 AFP benchmark per week just by walking. I said maybe not, but hey, you never know. He is currently proving himself wrong, pedaling his way to the top of the leader-board this month, and slimming down in the process. He's lost over 40 pounds, which is absolutely fantastic. Welcome to the sub 200 club!
Andrew - ~30 lbs lost
Andrew took the 2FNS scene by storm. He started out running and quickly began dominating the AFP charts, not to mention throwing down some monster runs in the process. He pushed me to work as hard as possible going into the Boston 5k this year, and I look forward to racing him again next spring. If I am not mistaken, he is also slated to do his first half marathon in Boston in a couple of weeks!
Jono - 60+ lbs lost