I am Running

Life and work are going well. But, I am bored of routines in life.
What should I do? RUN
My criteria were as follows:
* Nothing to do with computers

* Something I am capable of doing but have not done before
* Should be cheap to get started 
* Should not be an easy accomplishment


I am not a runner. The maximum I ever ran on a treadmill is 2 miles. I have started running on June 28 2007. I tried running two to three miles for a few times. Running on road is a lot harder than running on tread mil.
After two runs on my own, I started running with my neighbor who had done marathons before. Now I am officially preparing for a half-marathon this October.
It is pretty cool. I am at 7.3 miles in my long runs and under 9 minutes in my high speed run. In today’s quarter mile sprint, I was just a second or so behind my running partner. He has been running for years and is an army reserve. It will be a milestone when I outrun him.
Running is hard and tiring many times since early morning temperature averages 79 – 101 F in Phoenix. Still I  am totally pumped with my new interest.
If I am not crippled before I run a marathon, I will post some pictures here. 

Two Books

I recently completed listening the two following audio books.
* ‘Own Your Own Corporation’ is a great book that explains the concepts and cost / benefits behind LLC, LP, GP, and Corporations very well. If you are interested in starting a new business, this 3 CD audio book will come handy.
* ‘Masters of Enterprise’ is a good audio book that talks about people who revolutionized the business history of the US. It has more of a collage lecture tone. While the information was useful, I would not recommend this very long audio book to anyone who is not a student of history. Well, it helped me recognize background and significance of Brook Aster who died in New York a few days ago. She is married into the family of John Jacob Astor. If  you want to learn more about him, click here.
Since I have  a lot of interesting books in print, I should start paying attention to them too. But, work and family keeps me busy. Driving time is my best time for reading (listening to) books.
Have a great day.