July 2019 – Physical Health Update

Well… the path to beating my dad’s personal record time for a 5k just paused… and took a few bunny hops backwards. Ten days before the race, I strained my hamstring during a floor hockey game. This limited all my training runs leading up to the race. I think I ran five training runs from the time of injury to the race and each one was 1.5 miles or less. Not ideal preparation for a 3.1 mile race. Still, I was fairly confident going into the race, and even during it until the 2 mile mark. At that point, I had burned out… Read More

You Need to Start Now

It doesn’t matter what your goal is, the best time to start is always now. How many times do you hear people say they’re starting a diet next week? Or, they’re going to cut back on spending after their next pay check? Or, they’re planning on starting a new workout program on Monday? Well the truth is we spend way too much time planning to start something without ever starting it… Read More

Step 2: Get Your Employer Match (401k)

If you’ve completed step 1 in your financial journey of building a proper emergency fund, you’re ready for step 2. This step involves finding out if your company has a 401k, 403b (non-profit), or 457 (government) retirement account. If they do offer one of these retirement accounts, the next step is understanding if they have an employer match… Read More

The Two Smoothies I Consume Everyday

I’ve found that smoothies are a quick and easy way to consume a high number of fruits and vegetables in a short period of time. Combine the core ingredients with some seeds and protein powder and you have yourself a complete meal of healthy fats, carbs and protein. Here are the smoothies I’ve tuned over the years to jump-start my … Read More

June 2019 – Physical Health Update

2019 Fitness Goal – 5k Run Another month, another stab at beating my dad’s 5k personal record that he set at my age (17:45). Leading into the race, it felt like a pretty solid month of training runs since my last race in May so I felt prepared. I ran a 5k at Park Point in Rochester near the Rochester … Read More

Your Phone is Depressing

It’s 7:30pm on a workday as I’m writing this post. I’ve already spent 3 hours and 28 minutes on my phone today. 35 minutes on brain games, 22 minutes messaging, 16 minutes on social media, 15 minutes on Clash Royale, the list goes on. And at the end of every day I sit back and think I wish I had more time… Read More

May 2019 – Cognitive Health Update

I didn’t miss many brain workouts this month and my overall scores reflected that. After completing exercises in Lumosity, Elevate and Peak for 25 out of 30 days, all my scores improved. Not only did my scores improve, but I notice a clear improvement in my ability to process information. It’s really interesting because I was able to…… Read More

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