Confessions Of A Man Who Loves To Suffer


I like the metallic, blood-like taste in my mouth when my lungs scream for air.

I welcome the numbing, rigor mortis of a 400-meter running race, when my body starts to feel like the walking dead look.

That might sound strange. But I’m not alone.

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Andrew Hallam

I’m a financial columnist for Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, as well as for AssetBuilder, a financial service firm based in Texas. I’m also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (2nd Ed. Wiley 2017) and The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat (Wiley 2015). My mission is to educate, motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and best practices for investing, using evidence-based strategies. I'm happy to comment on your questions. However, please read the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and the Comments Policy.

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  2. Matt says:

    I also saw the same Ted Talk in August. This past summer, I ran more than I ever had before in a two-month period-with ten half-marathons, two marathons and my first 55 km trail run. I have never believed that marathons are physically healthy but, mentally I love them.

    Right now, I am focusing on getting a 60-min workout every day-running, walking hills or lifting weights-but no more than that.

    Because I have bought into it mentally, it feels just as good.

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