Trussell also recently had Onnit's Aubrey Marcus on the show. Marcus is someone who has built a business that was initially basically a supplement store, then added fitness equipment, then a training program and now a gym. He hasn't grown the business because he wanted to build a bigger business. He's grown it because he enjoyed doing these things, and he built a business around what he enjoyed doing.
Kyle Eschenroeder wants us to slow down, skip the life hacking and do things to completion. Listen to him on the Art of Manliness podcast discussing philosophy, entrepreneurship and enjoying the process.
Don't worry about what's coming up, or what you do next, or how to take care of the thing you're working on in the quickest manner possible. Just focus on what you have going on, and keep it steady.
It was a physically taxing week, getting the rest of the furniture into the new place and such, but still managed to keep race pace for a 13-miler on Saturday, and really wasn't quite four minutes slower for the week over last week. I do need to clean up my diet for taper week and race week, but that'll be easy enough now that we're in the new place and not driving back and forth at least once a day, trying to squeeze in meals (and sleep) where I can.
I made the final long run before race day as close to race day as possible, sending a backpack to work with my wife, getting up at are-you-kidding-me o'clock, riding my bike to where we'll park our bikes, walking to the start line, and getting started, well, about 15 minutes before race time. I didn't run the course, but I did get distance and time.
Tim Ferriss recently had a podcast with Richard Betts. Betts is a wine and whisk(e)y whiz (use the e when the country of origin has an e, like Ireland or America, but not when there is no e, like Scotland or Japan), who got his start in food as a breakfast cook, and then, for his next job, he went to a chef and said something to the effect of, I can't decide whether to ask you for a job or go to culinary school.
The chef responded, "If you ask me for a job now, I'll hand you some potatoes and say, 'start peeling.' Or, you can spend time and money on culinary school and come back and I'll hand you some potatoes."
Betts went on to become the ninth person to pass the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Masters Exam on the first try, and he has developed his own wine, tequila and mezcal brands.
All because he started by asking.
He even says during the podcast that he wish he'd been less shy about asking for things.
Well, with a visitor in town over the long weekend, we kinda ate a bunch of junk food, but I ran faster and managed to maintain just under 150 pounds, which is my goal for race day. The move is almost done, I have one more long run before the race, and I'm excited to hopefully just cruise on toward race day!
Sometimes it's hard to root for people. We lie, steal, cheat and, when possible, we take take take take take.
But remember, we're people, and no other species is going to help us. Your dog might love you, but if she's starving and I'm dead, she'll just go ahead and eat me. Monkeys will throw poop at you and laugh. Tigers will eat you. Bears will steal your peanut butter and have your cat for dessert.
I'm on team people. Everything else better be beautiful, guard my house, or do tricks. If not, I eat it.
On we march. I skipped a rest day this week, but I'll make up for that over the weekend. I made sure I kept my long run to the scheduled 12 miles, though. Best run of the week was four miles that felt like a light jog but came in under 38 minutes, which is about 75 seconds faster than race pace.
We're also in the process of moving, so my resistance training this week has been lifting boxes instead of weights. Things feel a little different, but we're doing all right, apparently.
With the prescribed 20-week training schedule, I would have a taper week this week and then it would be race day, but I started early enough that I'll get a couple of 13-mile runs in and get comfortable at race distance, and then a taper week.
You might be pretty good at life. You may have taken a very short road to get there.
Others might be struggling, or taking a long road to get where they should be.
Remember that it is yours to help or not to help, but never to impose that help or withhold it. When I say yours, it is your place, your prerogative, your responsibility, your right. We're all on the planet together, but we all have our lone roads to travel.
Hopefully we pick up a few good companions along the way.
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