Profile Picture

October 2021 Review

October was my first full month in Atlanta since May—but I still found a way to get out of town for a couple of weekends. We have more travel upcoming in November and December, which is exciting but also maybe a bit too much.

Goal Tracking

  • 🟡 Get 1% faster. I tweaked my hamstring—time will tell how long I’m out, but it seems certain that my training will be affected for at least a couple weeks.
  • 🔴 50% less discretionary spending. October’s discretionary spending was 19% under 2020’s average, buoyed by the couple travel weekends I had—a wedding in San Antonio, a weekend in Clayton, and upcoming travel to New York.
  • 🟡 One hour of solitary free time a day.
  • 🟡 Twice-weekly live conversations with friends.

Track & Fitness

  • I ran a couple Freelap-timed 150s in 16.82 and 16.85 (with 15 minutes in between). It’s an exciting preseason performance—the only comparable I have is a hand-timed 16.7 in college the season before I ran a 7.06 60m on a bum hamstring.
  • I strained my hamstring the week afterwards (yesterday). It seems pretty minor, but it’s still really frustrating to hit a roadblock after stringing together a few good months.
  • That’s two hamstring injuries, to the same leg, within a few months. Something clearly has to change—with technique, training, or both.

Writing

Reading

Software & Tech

Track, Fitness, & Health

Personal Development

Other

Enjoyed this post? Follow me on Twitter for more content like this. Or, subscribe to my email newsletter to get new articles delivered straight to your inbox!
Scroll to top