Wildcard Saturday! How a 100 x Mile relay helped me qualify for the Olympic Trials in the marathon

It was spring 2018, and my running career was getting a little stale. I hadn’t made any major improvements since the fall of 2015, and my long-term goal of qualifying for the Olympic Trials seemed like it just might be getting out of reach. Perhaps I needed a little change of pace to spice things … Continue reading "Wildcard Saturday! How a 100 x Mile relay helped me qualify for the Olympic Trials in the marathon"

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Risk

I’ve been slacking lately, but it’s time to get regular again! Today we talk about an important topic that as we’ll see, we all don’t really understand well: risk. Consider this anecdote from the amazing book Freakonomics. An 8 year old girl has two friends that she likes to hang out with. Her parents know that … Continue reading "Risk"

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Guest Post! An Incomplete List of Birthday Freebies

Today we have a very unique guest post, which I think will serve as a great reference for anyone who has a birthday! Megan, a personal friend and M+M supporter, is an expert in acquiring free stuff on birthdays. Below, she provides an extensive list of tasty food that you too can enjoy, free of charge, on … Continue reading "Guest Post! An Incomplete List of Birthday Freebies"

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June Expenses: I’ve spent a lot of money on my teeth

Another month has passed, and I have just a little more money and a couple fewer teeth. Before we get into that, here’s my balance sheet for the month: Income This included my stipend and a little bit of side income. Despite its inconsistency and relatively low amount, I’m really starting to appreciate side income. … Continue reading "June Expenses: I’ve spent a lot of money on my teeth"

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