I believe that there are a few things that will help us lead a better life. One is to focus on having both a healthy mind and body. To achieve this, I try to read a good number of books and run several marathons each year. Since I began writing blog posts in 2011, I have focused primarily on books and races as my main topics. More recently, I have converted some of these posts into narrated podcasts that can be easily enjoyed while running.
Episode 72: Book – Michael Easter, The Comfort Crisis
Former Men’s Health author goes on a month-long trip to remote Alaska in order to find out why all of the comforts of modern life are in fact making us miserable. He returns and consults a huge amount of experts and studies to make a tight case for it.
Episode 71: What’s It Like to Donate Blood?
An irrational fear of needles puncturing my skin has previously held me back from doing this small service to humankind. Now I have overcome it and am here to tell the story! Maybe it will motivate you to give blood, too?
Episode 70: New York City Marathon 2023: The Marathon of Marathons in the City of Cities
When you talk about marathon running, everyone asks “have you done New York?” But why should you? And is it better than Boston? This episode answers it all.
Episode 68: Book – Walter Isaacson, Elon Musk
One of the most accomplished, controversial, and interesting people who are currently alive on this planet. A biography written by one of the best biographers of the recent years. A recipe for success.
Episode 67: Erfurt & Kassel’s Double Marathon Weekend: A Runner’s Perspective
It’s not often you get the chance to run two marathon races on two consecutive days. So when that happens, you need to grab it. But does the body agree to this seemingly stupid idea? Won’t the legs blow up and everything fall apart?
Episode 66: Book – Dr. Caroline Leaf, How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess
This book feels like marketing for app subscriptions & Brain-ee dolls, yet offers unique parenting advice. What are those insights beyond 'spend more time with your kids'?