The next time I send this we’ll have run our marathon! It’s in just 5 days. Wild. Liz and I have been training for about 7 months, this is the longest fitness training plan I’ve ever stuck with so I’m excited (and incredibly nervous) for this coming Sunday.
It’s a bit embarrassing to admit but this is the longest I’ve every committed to training for something. As someone who advocates for taking the long view and continuous progress, you would think there’s more in my life that I practice this with. It feels good to have stuck with something for so long and I definitely saw improvement. Just this week I crossed 1,000km in training volume! I ran ~150km in the past 3 years, so this was a huge jump for me.
All of this training has allowed me to crush so many different podcasts. I recently started the series Against The Rules by Michael Lewis, author of The Big Short and Moneyball. Each season he covers a different topic. The first was on Referees (people who keep things fair), the second was about Coaches. I particularly liked S2 given my new role as a coach for students.
In the season 2 finale, Michael decides to get a vocal coach to help him sing better. This has been one of my biggest fears for as long as I can remember, but something I want to get over. I’ve made a commitment to myself that in February of next year, I’m going to take singing lessons 😵 I’m afraid to even type it. I’m confident it will be my biggest personal growth event in recent memory.
Unsurprisingly I bought a bunch of new books last Friday. Despite that, the three I’m currently reading are not any of those new ones 😅.
I enjoyed this book the first time I read it a few years ago, and am excited for this updated version (and the hard copy!) The book covers Albert’s (Union Square Ventures) perspective on the next era we are entering where capital is no longer scare, but instead attention is. If you like tech, social change, economics, or the book Sapiens you might like this.
After listening to a couple podcasts that mentioned James Dyson (Tim Ferris’ interview with James Dyson and David Senra on Invest Like the Best), I was curious about James Dyson’s story. I specifically picked up his first autobiography instead of his new one because it seemed to be more of his origin story than about his global success.
Lastly my Kindle book of choice. The premise is we go through two mountains in life. On the first mountain we pursue personal success (fame, status, money). The second mountain is one of meaning and fulfillment. I’m only about 20% through the book so far but have found it insightful.
Last week I took a cooking class with the folks at Oddit and it was a lot of fun. I’ve already made the pasta recipe again for a second time!
Yes, this is the best photo I had. We made whipped ricotta, fennel salad, and rigatoni pomodoro.
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