I read some books ? in December:

  • The Nova Incident by Dan Moren
  • Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • How to Change by Katy Milkman
  • To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
  • Wintering by Katherine May
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  • Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • In God We Trust by Jean Shepherd
  • Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon
  • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  • The Caledonian Gambit by Dan Moren
  • Keep Going by Austin Kleon
  • Recursion by Blake Crouch
  • What If? by Randall Munroe
  • Focus by Daniel Goleman

Well, all three members of my family ran personal bests at Across The Years again this year (Rob 127 miles/24 hours, Melissa 142 miles/48 hours, Will 51 miles/24 hours). Since I ran 24 instead of 48 hours this year our family total was less than last year (by about 7 miles).

I read some books ? in November:

  • Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Today We Die a Little! by Richard Askwith
  • A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  • What We Owe the Future by William MacAskill
  • Discipline Is Destiny by Ryan Holiday
  • The Nova Incident by Dan Moren
  • How Not to Die by Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM & Gene Stone
  • The Running Man by Stephen King
  • 24/6 by Tiffany Shlain
  • Breath by James Nestor
  • The Caledonian Gambit by Dan Moren
  • The Bayern Agenda by Dan Moren
  • The Aleph Extraction by Dan Moren
  • Money by Jacob Goldstein
  • Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff by Matt Paxton & Jordan Michael Smith

I read some books ? in October:

  • America: The Farewell Tour by Chris Hedges
  • The End Is Always Near by Dan Carlin
  • Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace
  • Doctor Zhivago by Borìs Pasternàk
  • Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
  • All Quiet on The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming
  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

I read some books in September:

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
  • The Fate of Rome by Kyle Harper
  • Moonraker by Ian Fleming
  • Hero of Two Worlds by Mike Duncan
  • Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Breath by James Nestor
  • Range by David Epstein
  • Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming
  • How to Relax by Thích Nhất Hạnh & Jason DeAntonis
  • Fair Play by Eve Rodsky

I understand this sounds a little bonkers to most people, but a road marathon is a short, fast race for me. Thanks to training with my son this summer I felt I had enough speed work under my belt to give it a go for the first time in 7 years, just for shits and giggles. It went well.

Whoa, we’re half way there (1:28)
Whoa, living on a prayer (2:58)
3rd place

2022. They fixed the battery life. They fixed the lack of hardware buttons. They even started making sport loops and solo loops for skinny people. Finally, a watch for athletes… with an oversized crown that digs so far into my bony wrist I can barely even spin it. Ugh.

In the last six weeks I’ve read five different books written by British authors who used the word corn to mean grain. I’m 43 years old and I had no idea, but apparently this is a thing.

I read some books in August:

  • Cues by Vanessa Van Edwards
  • The Teenage Brain by Frances E. Jensen & Amy Ellis Nutt
  • The Perfect Mile by Neal Bascomb
  • How to Focus by Thích Nhất Hạnh & Jason DeAntonis
  • Courage Is Calling by Ryan Holiday
  • Rubicon by Tom Holland
  • I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  • The Power of Fun by Catherine Price
  • Claudius the God by Robert Graves
  • How to Hide an Empire by Daniel Immerwahr
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

I read 9 books in July:

  • Earth Awakens by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • Real Artists Don't Starve by Jeff Goins
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
  • SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
  • The Power of Showing Up by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

I read 13 books in June (65 so far this year!):

  • Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
  • The Attention Merchants by Tim Wu
  • A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card
  • The Four by Scott Galloway
  • The Algebra of Happiness by Scott Galloway
  • Earth Unaware by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston
  • Bigger than tiny, smaller than average by Sheri Koones
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  • Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics by Dan Harris, Jeffrey Warren & Carlye Adler
  • Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes
  • Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal
  • Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston
  • How to Break Up with Your Phone by Catherine Price

I read 11 books in May:

  • Alone Together by Sherry Turkle
  • Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari
  • Will by Will Smith & Mark Manson
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle
  • Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life by Katherine Ormerod
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley
  • Children of the Fleet by Orson Scott Card
  • A Runner’s High by Dean Karnazes
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

? Stripes

Bryce Canyon 100 mile race done and dusted. This race is so much harder than it looks on paper. Combine that with the lowest of lows I’ve ever experienced during a race (I considered contacting emergency services for extraction at mile 42 because I didn’t know if I could make it to the next aid station), and that’s a recipe for a tough day+. I rode the wave and rose from the ashes just 10 miles later, working my way up to 6th place by the end.