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Now — Late 2018

Training

I'm back to the running track and (seriously) preparing to run a sub 3h marathon sometime next year.

By the end of the year, I hope to get my marks back down to 40min for 10km and 1h25min for half marathon.

I'll also be running the Valencia Marathon on the 2nd of December — hopefully under 3h15min.

You can follow me on Strava to know how am I doing...

Making

After finishing the DAND and the RDND, Udacity offered the possibility to become a mentor for future students of their programs.

I was hesitant at first because such commitment would occupy a lot of time. But the idea of giving back and helping out other students achieve their goals definitely won me over and I decided to start mentoring Udacity students on the React Nanodegree.

On top of that, I'll be wrapping up other "unfinished" projects of mine:

  • Complete the moving of collado.io.
  • Finish both ES6 and JS30 Wes Bos courses that I started early this summer.
  • Read for once and for all Eloquent JavaScript — tried several times before, but never managed to commit until the end.

Reading

I want to maintain the healthy habit of reading a couple of books per month. My late 2018 picks will double down on a topic that has recently caught my attention: the intersection of physics and psychology.

  • A Brief History of Time and The Grand Design — I read these two a while ago (back in college actually...) and I hope that re-reading them will get me in a "quantum mood" to start with the psychology stuff.
  • Thinking Fast and Slow and The Undoing Project — I read the former a few years ago and it profoundly changed the way I approach decision making, period. Recently, a friend of mine told me about a Michael Lewis book that narrated the twisted relationship between Daniel and Amos. I couldn't resist the "temptation" so I'm going for both.
  • The War of Art and Man's Search For Meaning — Everybody keeps on recommending these two and now it is the time to go get them. Bonus: nicely aligned with the psychology theme.
  • Measure What Matters and 12 Rules For Life — Finally, not really the type of book I'd actively seek by myself, but these are Ironhack's Book Club picks for the month... so I have no choice.

Published on September 01, 2018

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