A crisp, misty, sunny morning in what I believe has to be one of the most superb training grounds in the UK, Richmond Park…also home to the London 2012 Olympic mens cycling 250k cycle Road Race and 630 red and fallow deer.
Accordingly to the Royal Parks website the deer have been roaming in the park since 1637 and have played an important part in the park’s history. The Royal Parks website also shares information about the bi-annual cull which takes almost 200 deer lives. Although sad, it is implemented to maintain the number of deer in the park and prevent overgrazing which would ultimately result in starvation.
After completing Born to Run today I started Charlie Munger by Tren Griffin, a book about the essential steps of Munger’s (Berkshire Hathaway’s visionary vice chairman and Warren Buffett’s indispensable financial partner) investing strategy. In the first chapter of Charlie Munger Tren references Munger explaining the principles of the Benjamin Graham investing approach:
“To many people take a situation and create complexity when none is needed.”
As I ran along the river, with the winter sun glistening on the still water of the Thames, high on endorphins, I heard my unconscious self say “touché”. Amazing how it seems to just make sense when you out there.
Until tomorrow, keep running towards better!
I listened to 10% of Charlie Munger by Tren Griffin
I listened to 100% of Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Today’s route can be found here: