3.33 years later…

Couple of Highlights:

  1. Two kiddos (girl/boy), turning 3 and 5 this year
  2. Broke a 1:30:00 Half Marathon, PR is now: 1:29:09
  3. Broke a 3:20:00 Marathon, PR is now: 3:11:45
  4. Bought a 2021 Tesla Model 3 RWD (Finally parted ways with my Toyota Yaris after 15 years)
  5. Launched Recreation Insider in December 2018
  6. Passed the Series 65 (Uniform Investment Advisor Law Exam)
  7. Started a personal finance blog
  8. Built a few mining rigs to mine Ethereum (this was a fun project)
  9. Lived in the same home for nearly 6 years now (this is a record for me)
  10. 10 Year Anniversary of moving to Chicago coming up on May 1st

Some Career Highlights:

  1. Joined Sprout Social in October 2016 and helped grow the business from the marketing front which eventually led to a successful IPO in December 2019
  2. Joined Wyzant as their VP, Performance Marketing in September 2019 and helped turnaround the business that ultimately led to a successful exit (acquired by IXL) in February 2021
  3. Joined ShipBob as their VP, Demand Generation in June 2021

Couple of Goals in the Next Few Years:

  1. Qualify for the Boston Marathon (Need to break a 3:05:00 marathon)
  2. Break a 5 minute mile in 30’s/40’s (did it once when I was 14)
  3. Travel to Scandinavia, Ireland, Switzerland, Patagonia, Taiwan
  4. Beat the market’s average return the next 5 years
  5. Help scale growth at ShipBob to potentially IPO

Pull ups!

So in early January, I could only do 3 pull ups but since then I’ve been trying to increase my reps and after about 1.5 months of training, I can do 10+. My goal is to be able to do 25 straight in the next 6 months or so.

The search for a Kindle…

Trying to buy a Kindle 3G before I go on my cruise tomorrow morning. So far it looks like all the stores are sold out… tried Target, Best Buy and Staples (I never knew they were selling them).

Final mile time trial for 2010

5 minutes, 25 seconds.

First lap 1:15 (75s)
Second lap 2:35 (80s)
Third lap 4:00 (85s)
Fourth lap 5:25 (85s)

Conditions: 30 degrees, light wind

Since I’ve been training mostly for distance, it’s not too bad of a mile time. I guess I’ll have to do more speed work next year to really knock that time down. Funny how I ran a 4:58 when I was 15 years old…