Christmas 2012

Easy reading is damn hard writing.

                                                            –Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hello reader,

I hope you’re not reading this in a general effort to avoid spending time with friends and family.  Make sure you spend time with your friends and family.  Take a few minutes to call them, catch up and reminisce.

Unplug from the internet,  recharge your batteries.

  • As a trader, I start to reflect on my year of trading,  I also focus on the coming changes the next year will bring.
  • As a runner,  I start to focus on what I have accomplished in the past year, think about my general health,  injuries and focus on 2013.
  • Take the time to think about 3 things you can do to improve you as a person.  Be a better friend, better at fitness and or find a worthy charity.

With out reflection, you can’t change.  I’ll share some of my thoughts this coming week.

Merry Christmas everyone!

— runningtrader



50 Reasons to run

Snagged this off Facebook from my friend Chuck.  I run for 10 of these reasons,  stress, friends, to be alone, to find my limits, to think about everything   thing about nothing, listen to my thoughts and the quiet to name a few!

1.) I run to leave my troubles behind.
2.) I run to move forward.
3.) I run to be alone.
4.) I run to be with others.
5.) I run to push myself to my limits.
6.) I run to test myself.
7.) I run to compete with others.
8.) I run to compete against myself.
9.) I run to think about everything.
10.) I run to think about nothing.
11.) I run to listen to my heart.
12.) I run to listen to my thoughts.
13.) I run to listen to my music.
14.) I run to listen to the quiet.
15.) I run to take in the scenery.
16.) I run to explore a new city.
17.) I run to work out wherever I am.
18.) I run to get from point A to B.
19.) I run to save on gas.
20.) I run to just get out and go.
21.) I run to break in my shoes.
22.) I run to buy new shoes.
23.) I run to salute the sun.
24.) I run to be in nature.
25.) I run to have a routine.
26.) I run to be spontaneous.
27.) I run to breathe.
28.) I run to relax.
29.) I run to energize.
30.) I run to reach new goals.
31.) I run to reach new heights.
32.) I run to reach new distances.
33.) I run to get sweaty.
34.) I run to become breathless.
35.) I run to get vitamin D.
36.) I run to manage my weight.
37.) I run to enjoy that dessert
38.) I run to be fit.
39.) I run to be healthy.
40.) I run to have great legs.
41.) I run to have great lungs.
42.) I run to be faster.
43.) I run to be stronger.
44.) I run to get better.
45.) I run to escape.
46.) I run to be present.
47.) I run to be mindful.
48.) I run to be a better athlete.
49.) I run to be a better person.
50.) I run to feel alive.

Blog name change, and a few tidbits.

Blog name change.  I’m not sure what I’m going to post on this blog.  It will be mostly about running, trading and some tech stuff.  I really enjoy running and playing with tech.  At one time in my life I was a floor trader and I also managed a hedge fund.  I currently trade my own money for a living.  Although trading is not easy it sure beats asking “would you like freis with that?”


Until next time.