I’m training for a half-marathon on 3/31. Running is not my strength. I’m an absolutely horrible runner. But, pushing comfort zones is how we get better in life, so I persist.
Every Friday, I’ll post an update on my training. This is Update #7.
This week wasn’t so hot. I hit a wall and my running suffered. Not good. It’s all my fault:
poor discipline -> staying up too late -> poor exercise habits
Blame It On The Books
I didn’t read many books in 2017 because I was too busy. That’s no fun, so I restarted my reading addiction this year. Here is what I’ve read so far:
- Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman: Feynman was a brilliant physicist and a hilarious guy!
- When Breath Become Air: Thought-provoking. Time is so damn precious…
- The Watchmen: Great! Don’t dismiss it just because it’s a graphic novel.
- Poor Charlie’s Almanack: My favorite investing book of all time. I reread it annually.
- Dune: Good, but overrated.
I’m making myself go to bed at 9:30 from now on. Lights out. No exceptions.
This Week In Running
- Runs: 2
- Miles: 7
- Longest run: 4
This Year In Running
- Runs: 27
- Miles per run: 3.65
- Miles: 98.44 (goal is > 150)
- Days until half marathon: 36
2018 Activity (walking included)
- Total steps: 812,486
- Total miles: 387.02
Weight, Heart, Beer
- Weight: 158.0 (goal is < 150)
- Low resting heart rate for the week: 64 (goal is < 60)
- Beers consumed this week: 5
- Beers consumed this year: 37
- Beer ratio: 2.66 : 1 (2.66 miles ran per beer). Goal is > 3 : 1
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Sounds like you are well on your way to finishing this half.
I’m impressed you have your beer ratio so close to goal. That’s a tough one. Keep up the good work.
Mrs. LSF says
If you liked When Breath Becomes Air you might like It’s Okay to Laugh by Nora McInerny. It’s probably more geared toward a female audience but its a mix of humorous and sad stories about the experience of losing a spouse to cancer (or really losing one period). Easy read, you could probably knock it out in a few hours.
Have you been doing any speed work in your training?
Mr. 1500 Days says
Thank you for the recommendation!
Being Mortal is fantastic too: http://www.retirejapan.info/blog/illness-old-age-and-death
Mr. PoP says
Surely you’re joking and When Breath have been on my list forever!
Don’t forget that annual letter season is coming up…BRK published tomorrow, Gates foundation has theirs out already, and Patagonia should be next month as well.
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Mr. 1500 Days says
They’re both great reads! Do it!
Financial Velociraptor says
Grats on the weight loss. I’m really struggling to get below 205. Wicked plateau after losing 45.
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Yeah, yeah, yeah, health, reading, running, whatever.
I want a hair update.
Me to my husband this morning: We have a CVS coupon, which is good because I need more hair conditioner. If we’re out today, I’m going to run into CVS to get it.
My husband: What did that blogger say about conditioner?
Mr. 1500 Days says
Hair! Uggh! I look like a maniac! I’ll provide a full update and some frightening pictures in next week’s titillating update. It’s sure to offend bald men and conditioner lovers everywhere.
Your husband is a wise man! 🙂
Mike at Balanced Dividends says
I’m still loving the stats – especially the beer numbers and ratio.
Good progress. Tracking also makes things easier to measure and quantify how you’re doing.
Keep it up!
Dune, overrated??? Shame on you 😉
Have you read Iain M. Banks’ Culture books? If not, do so before Amazon finishes their TV series…
My Sons Father says
It looks like you’re on pace to hit the 5 million step mark that I’m shooting for this year. I’m sure you have a long reading list, but if you haven’t already read it, check out A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. Seems like a good fit for your sense of humor and might be good motivation for your training.
Tonya@Budget and the Beach says
Don’t worry, know matter how many up and down weeks you have training, you’ll find yourself ready at the start line!
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