Lab Report: Wake up at 5 AM

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” – Ben Franklin The morning hours are very focused. The brain is recharged and there are no distractions. No phone calls, no children running around, no meeting or unforeseen events to attend. Imagine having done 10k running, 30 min mediation andContinue reading “Lab Report: Wake up at 5 AM”

Thoughts on: “The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei” by John Stevens

My major feat this summer was to inflate a pool in preparation of a BBQ party (see pic. 2). Due to lack of proper equipment it had to be done manually. It took quite some time and effort on my part to get it ready; But I persisted and felt a little bit of prideContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei” by John Stevens”

Top Books of the Year – #7

#7 “The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei” by John Stevens ———————————— The “1000-Day Marathon”, a big part of their practice, takes 7 years to complete. For the first 5 years they run a marathon a day for 100 days straight. This is repeated 7 times. For the last 2 years the distance is increased toContinue reading “Top Books of the Year – #7”

Frozen balls, New Book and the Run of my Life

It was freezing, raining and windy but it was my last opportunity for a long run before Kullamannen 25k. So I took it! The biggest hurdle was not the weather, though, it was finding clothes to protect me from it. I’m moving houses this weekend and finding anything among all the boxes is almost impossible.Continue reading “Frozen balls, New Book and the Run of my Life”

New Audiobook for my morning run!

Preparing for my race in November with a 21k morning run. It went fairly well except that it rained the whole time. I did see two row deer as a bonus, though! Accompanying me on this adventure was a new book I got from audible – “Apollo 8” by Jeffery Kluger – and it’s goingContinue reading “New Audiobook for my morning run!”

I’m back in the running trail with a new book in my ears!

Made a glorious return to the running trail today after struggling with a nasty cold for a while.  Rewarded myself with this book to accompany me on the trail as I prepare for a race I’m running in November. “Stranger in the woods” by Michael Finkel tells the story of a man that one dayContinue reading “I’m back in the running trail with a new book in my ears!”