So at the end of 2011 I looked at some people who really logged their training and started to log my own mat times/hours etc. I'm not as detailed as I want to be yet but it does provide and insight for what I did accomplish and the mat time I did put in. Trained a total of 236 (may be 237 if I go Saturday)times in 2012, for a total of 335 hours. Breakdown by Month (Classes/Open Mats): # of Classes Jan 15 Feb 18 Mar 17 Apr 18 May 22 Jun 18 Jul 21 Aug 19 Sep 23 Oct 20 Nov 22 Dec 23 Total 236 Of that 236 breaks down like this: 47 Open Mats 8 Seminars 3 Privates 1 Competition 3 Training sessions for Nova Uniao Worlds Camp 174 Classes (43 No-Gi classes from this) Was surprised to see that nearly 20% of my training is open mat, figured it was less then that. Notes: I attended 8 Seminars from some pretty great guys (Roger/Rener/Buchecha/Jacare/JT Torres/Cyborg) I only competed once (Dallas Open - Gold medal Blue Belt Super Heavy) **disappointed in this one as I need to compete more Took 3 Privates lessons Promoted to Purple belt in May Random #'s/things I as a data analyst find interesting: Most classes in a month: September - 23 times Most hours in a month:May 35.3 hours Most consecutive days training: 13 Biggest Gap: 6 days (Stomach flu) I did see a direct correlation with # of times I trained in a month to how I felt sparring with others of even levels. The more I trained, the better I felt I did (funny how that works). Just a random/pointless view into my 2012 year. If anyone has any random questions or thoughts feel free to ask.