Reminder to self (to-dos):

~work on running a faster marathon (fast/slow pace) and eat healthier, since I want to PR on my marathon and get it under 4 hrs.

~planning for TinCon (run across the US Continent)


The Real Bookmarks:

A couple things I want to jot down before they are being forgotten in the sea of forgetfulness. With blog format, once it is published, things get rolled under by the more recent posts. Here is a bookmark to posts that I don’t want to forget

My life goal and current goal, is to run, use my resources to run fast, and to run in as many places as I can.

What I want to do: Resolution2019, Goal2020, Dream2020, Unicorns2021, (A)(B)(C) of 2022, new direction of 2023

-Racing schedule: Race2020, Race2021, Race2022, current/live schedule,

GVRAT, and CRaW – 2020-2022 were such weird years (pandemic). There will be a collection of posts for the virtual runs I did.


50 states Marathon progress (8) Aiming to run all 50

2023: TX, GE

2022: MN, MI

2021: WV-Moonlight on the Falls, WI-EauClaire

2020: CA-Carlsbad, PA-Gettysburg,

2019: MD-Baltimore, VA-Roanoke19, WA-JackJill

2018: DE-CapeHenlopen

other states (extras): DC-Abebe19,


100 mile runs:

RockyRaccoon100 (TX 2021), Rim2River100 (WV 2021)

other ultras: Laurel Highlands (70, PA 2021)


GraysonHighlands-50 (VA 2021), StoneMill50 (MD 2021, 2020), JFK-50M (MD 2019),


SenecaCreek-50k (MD 2021, 2020), DevilDog-50K (VA 2020)

EDU-50k (VA 2019), OldGlory-50k (VA/WV), MCM-50k (VA)

Seashore 50K (VA 2018)


Special reports:

in all seriousness, I can’t remember what I did, even with all the entries here. I plan to start a 300-project, a way to capture all I did in a list of 300 (soon).

Seasonal reports:

2022: Day500, Day730, 5th hello (26 Oct 2022)

I’m an ultra marathon runner!

2021: Day450, Day400, NewYear, 4th hello,

2020: Day365, Day350, Day300, Day250, 3rd hello,

2019: Day200, Day150, Day120, Day90, 2nd hello

2018: Day60, Day33, hello world

-why I blog, and see HelloWorld(s)!


reblog of other people’s posts: What God has for you – I reread it from time to time to remind myself to expect Miracles in life!


Retirement Plan:

(1) minimal amount I need to live, (FIRE). I have enough money to buy a hamburger every day for the next 92 years. Theoretically it is enough to live for the next 30-40 years!

(2) Rethinking retirement. 2021 plan has many ideas on saving for retirement. A push back at (1)

a. Don’t look at retirement as a piggy bank.

b. Look for a way to generate income during retirement to either continue a career or a change to a different career. Being creative is the key

c. lower expenses after retirement, look for a place with low cost of living. like moving to a 3rd world/developing nation.

d. How much to save, might be to save up to maximum tax benefit law allowed, which is currently ~$25,000 per year ($19,500 in 401K+ $6000 IRA).

(3) Size of nest egg. according to the 4% rule of retirement. Goal is withdraw at most Only 4% from your nest egg each year. Say, if I want $30,000 per year, then my nest egg should be 25x that, or $750,000. (Note, the inverse of 4% is 25x).

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