Earlier this week, my 15 year old son told me that their PE teacher had them (try to) run for 10 minutes. Care to guess how many students could actually do this?
Three. Only three kids in the entire class could do it. My son, who runs cross country, was one of them. The other two include another cross country runner and a soccer player. Nobody else could do it.
Let me repeat that: only three kids out of an entire class of able-bodied 15 year olds could run non-stop for ten minutes. Ten minutes. That’s horrible. But at the same time, I’m really not all that surprised.
And before you get all “well, we’re not all cross country runners,” let me remind you that we’re talking about about ten measly minutes here. At the risk of sounding dramatic, I’m afraid we’re in for dark times ahead when it comes to healthcare.
What about you? Do you think you could run for ten minutes? If not, why not do something about it? Remember… All the money in the world isn’t worth a hill of beans if you don’t have your health.
If you’re ready to make a change, I highly recommend the Couch-to-5k program over at Cool Running. It’s a perfect introduction to running even if you think you hate running. Just stick to the program and give it a chance.
And with that, here are some links that caught my eye this week:
- Tax Efficiency: Relative or Absolute? – This article provides a nice contrarian view when it comes to deciding where to hold different types of investments.
- Go to College for Free – Luke Landes waxes philosophical about his educational decisions and then shares some ideas for going to college on the cheap.
- How (and Why) to Assess Your Economic Risk Tolerance – What factors should you consider when sizing up your risk tolerance from an economic perspective?
- Is an $80 Keurig Really a Bargain? – Even if you can get the coffee machine for a bargain price, the K-cups are a ripoff… Unless you use a reusable K-cup, that is.
- Why Your Spare Time is Worth Way More than $25/Hour – Interesting thoughts about estimating the value of your time.
That’s it. Have a great weekend.