[2016 update: i achieved my goal and worked out 301 times in 2015. Here are some thoughts.]

Public accountability is a good thing. At the start of 2015 I wrote down a bunch of goals, including (a) working out 300 times over the course of the year, and (b) reading 24 books, not counting books I had to read for school. 

As of August, I've slipped off pace a bit on the exercise goal, and I'm way behind on the books. In order to put a little extra pressure on myself, I'm publishing a tracker of my progress towards both goals. Hopefully the prospect of public glory / humiliation will help. 

300 Workouts in 2015: Pace and Type

24 Books in 2015: Pace and Books


Books Read

  • Pay Any Price, James Risen
  • A Most Wanted Man, John Le Carre
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, John Le Carre
  • The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, John Le Carre
  • The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth
  • Data and Goliath, Bruce Schneier
  • Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill
  • Countdown to Zero Day, Kim Zetter
  • Digital Gold, Nathaniel Popper
  • The Command, Marc Ambinder
  • @War, Shane Harris
  • The Billion Dollar Spy, David Hoffman
  • Treasury's War, Juan Zarate
  • The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler
  • The Right Stuff, Tom Wolfe
  • The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett
  • Command and Control, Eric Schlosser