Now that we've established my 3 Steps to Ultramarathoning Success, let's get into the nitty gritty of how I'm going to turn this "success" into financial stability. When I set out on this new journey, my first financial goal was to make $1 from my running. As my former boss would say at Square, "If . . .
On February 17th, I received my last paycheck as a Square employee. I unceremoniously exited the doors of 1455 Market Street and walked away from fully-stocked micro-kitchens, a 4-tap kegerator and phenomenal beer fridge, a smoothie bar, several in-house baristas, three prepared meals a day, and a . . .
4:30a Wakeup! Didn't expect to be up this early, but figured I might as well stay awake instead of trying to fall back asleep for the hour before my alarm would go off. 4:45a Coffee, oatmeal (thank you, roomie, for preparing last night!), let's go! 6:00a Out the door. 9:40a Done with my . . .
4:15a Early wake-up! Would like to be out the door at a reasonable hour, but also want my coffee time ;) 4:30a Coffee + oatmeal. 6:00a Go time! Going to miss the sunrise but I love that first hour of light. 1:00p Annnnnnd we're back. Went out for 31-35 miles. Ended up with 37mi (thanks to . . .
Feliz Cinco de Mayo! 6:15a Wake-up without alarm (my favorite!). 6:30a Breakfast. Small coffee, bite of leftover stromboli (when you open the fridge and see cheese+bread, you eat the cheese+bread) and toast+peanut butter. 8:15a Out the door! Shockingly early, I know. It turns out it's a . . .
6:00a Woke up 2hrs before my alarm. Somebody's ready to get rolling! 6:15a Toast, 2 eggs, some trail mix, coffee 9:30a Go time! 12:00p And we're back. 3.5mi warm-up + 15.85mi of workout + 2 mi CD = 21.3mi total. Details: 3 x (10' @5:40, 10' @5:30, 10' @5:50) = 15.85 miles in 90 mins . . .
Son of Author’s Note: I’m excited to share a slightly different perspective this week from that of the best mother I’ve ever had, the finest (but hopefully not the only) Mrs. Mocko I will ever know, and the hardest working athlete (albeit the only athlete) I have ever coached. Mama Mocko has been an . . .
2:00a Finally in bed. Endorphins from the late workout finish did NOT help with the sleep. 4:50a Awake! I better try to give this sleep thing another try... 7:30a Up for good this time. Hopefully this means I can finish my run before it gets too hot. 165lbs this morning--much closer to . . .
In case you're not into this "reading" thing, there's a video version as well! 8:15a Slept in! 9.5 hours of sleep, baby. 8:20a Morning weigh-in = 163.4lbs. Don't normally weigh myself each morning, but I want to more closely monitor my hydration levels during these hot-hot-hot days. . . .
6:55a Woke up naturally to birds a-chirping (it sounds idyllic, but it gets a bit annoying after Bird Alarm Day #46) and sun coming through my blinds. Passed out like a rock last night for almost 8 full hours of sleep. Good start to the day. 7:00a Weighed-in at 162.8lbs — must still be dehydrated . . .