PF Blog Round Up: Marathon Edition

I did it!

That was tough. My body just decided to stop going fast after the halfway point and although I didn’t walk, I was pretty much almost walking at certain points. I also started cramping for the first time so it was a bit of a surprise.

It was nice to see people cheering strangers on. I think I was in too much pain and exhaustion to enjoy the scenery though.

I didn’t finish under 4:30 like I hoped, but I managed to bit slightly above the average women’s time for running a marathon (4:48). I’ll take it.

I don’t think I will do that again though. It is very time consuming (and energy zapping) training for 5 months.

The first few days after the marathon, other than hobbling and being in pain, I didn’t really know what to do with myself. It was easy to look in the app and see what I needed to do that day or how many kilometres I needed to run, but now I need to keep on going with my healthy habits of exercise.

It’s easy to feel discouraged, I saw some grey haired people pass me during the run, but just like investing, we are all on our own journey, have different circumstances, body composition, and glycogen stores and the only person we want to beat is ourselves.

On another note, my portfolio has reached my yearend 2024 goal, it’s amazing what compounding does, it truly is the 8th wonder of the world.

Anyway, here’s a round up of some great reads this month:

PF Blog Round Up

Bob from Tawcan shares another Q&A interview, but this time with Nelson from Canadian Dividend Investor. Nelson shares him and his wife’s dividend income which is an impressive amount around $75,000 (a 4% yield) which is almost a $2,000,000 portfolio.

Robb from Boomer and Echo shares the answer to the question: When should early retirees take CPP?

Cashflow and Portfolios explains what the bucket approach is, so that you can protect yourself from sequence of returns risk during your retirement.

Millennial Revolution shares their investment portfolio update. Their portfolio crossed the $2,000,000 mark in May. Everyone’s portfolio is doing great!

Joe from Retire by 40 shares his blogging update. Thankfully he’s still planning on blogging, but he shares the ups and downs of income and traffic over the years.

Have a great spring weekend!

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