fredag 31 mars 2017

Update, week 11 of pulmonary embolism recovery


For the full story see:
An abrupt reminder of mortality.
Update, week 3 of pulmonary embolism recovery
Update, week 4 of pulmonary embolism recovery
Update, week 5 of pulmonary embolism recovery
Update, week 11 of pulmonary embolism recovery

This will be my last update in this series if nothing major happens. This post is just for wrapping up things and sharing my training plan and progress for motivation for others. : )


So been a while since last update but things have moved to the better and I think I am back to normal now and starting to get a routine on the xarelto medicine. It is starting to become part of life.
This is a picture of my training calendar for the first 3 months of 2017. I've color coded it to show the time schedule from when I first noticed that something was wrong, to the hospital stay and the recovery period afterwards. When the color coding ends I was able to do a pretty hard workout on a trainer.
This week, went lunch cycling with my team and made a personal best on a hill climb. Did not see that coming.
garmin fenix 3 hr, showing run at 5:16/km pace

Also, mid Mars I started to run again to get more intensity on the lungs and as you can see, the pace has increased in a nice fashion even though this weeks run was maybe a little too much. Not far, just 1.3K but nice progress.



2 months ago, I did not think the progress would be this fast. The doctors told me 3 months recovery until I would be back to normal but I guess it depends on the person and what state you were in before and how determined you are on getting back. Make it a goal and gradually increase the training intensity. Don't forget to rest when your body says so and stop when needed. Little by little, progress will be made and you will be back in no time!

Why I write this

I don't write this to feel sorry for myself or whatever. Just to share an experience, maybe ease for someone else that has the same diagnosis. You don't have to be old to get this, I am myself 33. I've always categorized this as something to look forward to when I get older. But life is full of surprises and luckily we humans are capable of adapting :)

Until next time: Work to Live, Don’t Live to Work

fredag 10 mars 2017

My current plan, 2017 Mars

Another month has passed and this week we had a third winter during this winter here in Sweden. I.e. another snow-storm and now it has melted away.

I haven't really paid any attention to the outside world the past weeks, been busy at work and focusing on rehab training.
So, this will be another issue of stick to the plan for our financial goals but as always there has been some smaller hiccups that needs to be handled.
Evidently I really picked the wrong field in university, should have gone to law school. We had to hire a lawyer for a estate split and man, they know how to earn.
Luckily, we have a buffer to take from so it is not actually affecting our day to day economy but for some other parts involved, not as easy. We'll see how to handle that, but for once it feels good that being a little bit boring pays the bills at the end of the month.
When this is all over, we need to sit down and figure out if we need a regular lawyer and start paying for one in advance to mitigate a little. Need to look at some figures to see if it is the smart move. But currently, not really the time to do it.

On the investment side of things this month ended up buying into my favorite bank once again. I was a little nervous some months ago if I would have the strength to keep buying in a rising market but seems like I will stick to the plan. Last year was a down year and at the end buying in both ups and downs will gain more shares in the companies and a bigger part of the dividends per year. Not counting our future on any market timing schemes, just continuing to buy and buy in established dividend paying companies.

Until next time: Work to Live, Don’t Live to Work

Disclaimer. I am in no way an expert on capital management or investing. On this blog I only wish to share my findings, ideas and comments on current events and fields that interest me. I hope that my thoughts can entertain you. I expect that everyone reading take their time and do their own research before acting on anything read on this blog. Investing is not for everyone. E&OE.