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“The point is whether or not I improved over yesterday. In long-distance running the only opponent you have to beat is yourself, the way you used to be.”
– What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Haruki Murakami

I am a runner. I started running as an exercise in 2017 and have been running regularly since 2019. Now I’m hooked on it. I have run the following races:

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Some photos:

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Reading is another hobby of mine. My goodreads profile. Here, I keep track of the (nontechnical) books that I read from 2022, together with my rating for them.

Books of 2023:

  1. **** Outliers: The Story of Success (Malcolm. Gladwell)
  2. **** The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafón)
  3. **** Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (Haruki Murakami)
  4. *** Number 9: The Search for the Sigma Code (Cecil Balmond)
  5. **** How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking (Jordan Ellenberg)
  6. **** Dance, Dance, Dance (Haruki Murakami)
  7. **** The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (Marie Kondo)
  8. *** The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Nassim Nicholas Taleb)

Books of 2022:

  1. **** Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Christopher McDougall)
  2. **** The Elephant Vanishes (Haruki Murakami)
  3. *** Peace in Every Step (Thich Nhat Hanh)
  4. ***** What is Real? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics (Adam Becker)
  5. **** Inferno (Dan Brown)
  6. ***** Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions (Brian Christian and Thomas L. Griffiths)
  7. **** The seven habits of highly effective people (Stephen R. Covey)