BREAKING DOWN THE WESTERN STATES ENDURANCE RUN The best way to make an insurmountable task (such as running 100 miles) seem more achievable? Break it down into more manageable pieces. In the case of a 100 mile race, a natural way to segment this ridiculous distance is using the aid stations located . . .
Before we get any further into the month of June, let's take a quick look back at May and our performance on the financial front. As you may recall from The Path to Profitability, I've outlined several key financial milestones for myself: Milestone #1 = Make $1 . . .
Author’s Note: Despite being a connoisseur of the Romantic Comedy genre, I need to apologize in advance — this is not an ode to a B-list RomCom with as absurd of a premise as a woman trying to get rid of Matthew McConaughey. I did, however, recently get inspired by the plight of our favorite mean . . .
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 . . .