Investing and running might not seem like similar pursuits. One is physical, the other is mostly mental. But I think there are important complimentary qualities.
Running and investing both take discipline. You set goals, come up with a plan to achieve them and then push yourself to execute. In running, you compete against the clock. Investors fight against the market. Both are objective benchmarks. And at the end of the day you’re primarily competing with yourself and your own insecurities.
I think running helps my investing in other ways, too. I hate to sound cliché, but running is meditative. If you can’t think your way through an investment problem during a 2 hour run, then you’re probably never going to get there.
Running gives me time to think about investments, listen to trading podcasts and take in new stimuli which can provide fuel for future stock ideas.
So although I’ve never written about it here, running has become a bigger and bigger part of my life in recent years. When I’m not busy working or researching new stock picks, I’m probably going for or recovering from a run.
For these reasons (and many more) I wanted to let you know I’m further increasing my investment in running by launching a new website. Announcing: TorontoRunClub.ca!
So if you’re a runner, or a Torontonian, I highly encourage you to check it out.
So what should you expect? Well, I’m going to be updating this running blog regularly with my own running exploits, as well as tips, tricks and resources to help others run faster, farther and easier.
Finally, I’m planning to check out the numerous running clubs across Toronto and report back with my findings. I think it will be a fun project that helps keep me excited about running and documents what I’m learning. So check it out!