Progress Report: October
I’m going take a stab at rebooting the monthly progress posts I used to do back when I was diligently tracking several goals through 2019 and 2020. Each month I’d look at how I was tracking against plan for fixed targets like “run 650 miles”.
This time we’re gonna try something different. I’ll include my workout activities, because I still want to note my monthly quantities even if not tracking against a fixed number, books I’m reading, and other media I’ve been consuming, inspired by Julian Lehr’s regular “media consumption” updates.
October was a pretty normal month. The only notable differences from standard pattern of life were my first airline flight since the start of the pandemic (to DC for a company event) and I capped off the month with a visit to the Mayo Clinic for my regular cancer screening scans (MRIs and CTs — all clear!). Ending a month with good news is always energizing for the next one.
Since the summer started I got into a more regular cadence than I had earlier in the year. The move really did a number on my habit patterns, not in a good way for exercise. But now I’m back to it more or less, with better mileage each week.
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The last week with traveling was a bust, but this is much better than my February/March performance.
Sleep & Screen Time
I’ve been tracking my daily screen time and sleep data all year, which I’ll write up a post on sometime soon. Here were the numbers for October.
(Guess which week we got the puppy…)
- Sleep: 6.88 average hours per night
- Screen Time: 5 hours 6 minutes per day
There is No Antimemetics Division, Sam Hughes
Dune, Frank Herbert
Preludes and Nocturnes, The Sandman, Vol. 1, Neil Gaiman
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, William L. Shirer
The Nature of Technology, W. Brian Arthur
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72, Hunter S. Thompson
Systemantics, John Gall
Knowledge and Decisions, Thomas Sowell
8 hours of driving to and from Jacksonville jumped this one up.
- Ted Lasso, 9 episodes
- Foundation, 4 episodes
- Succession, 3 episodes
And a healthy amount of playoff baseball.