November 2019 – Health Update

Each month I provide an update on my progress to bettering health and happiness. This may include a variety of activities like challenging my brain in scored games, expanding my knowledge through books, trying a new recipe, starting a new workout program, reviewing the latest research articles and watching creative, idea-worthy talks… Read More

October 2019 – Health Update

Each month I provide an update on my progress to bettering health and happiness. This includes challenging my brain in scored games, expanding my knowledge through books, reviewing the latest research articles and watching creative, idea-worthy talks.… Read More

September 2019 – Cognitive Health Update

Each month I provide an update on my progress to bettering cognitive health. This includes challenging my brain in scored games, expanding my knowledge through books, reviewing the latest research articles and watching creative, idea-worthy talks. Brain Games Alright, I had my first ever decrease in score for Lumosity… but I can explain! They added a new training game called … Read More

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

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

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