I attempted w5d3 today and failed. Could not do more than 11 min straight (the goal is a single 20 minute run). Feeling pretty discouraged. Will try again Tues but i think it is going to take many tries to nail this session. To my credit, it's about 90 degrees outside, and I am maintaining a pace of 5.3-5.5mph which is faster than a lot of people in my weight/fitness bloc it seems. Not sure whether I'm going to force myself to slow down when I try again to make it easier or whether i maintain my speed and just take as many tries as needed to nail it eventually.
Whenever Martin Wallace designs a new game, I am all over it. This is because I absolutely love Brass Birmingham (another MW designed game); in fact Brass Birmingham is my #1 board game of all time. Over the years, his other games I've tried have been pretty good, but not necessarily amazing must-buys. Still, I keep trying each new release of his, searching for that next star performer. That's why I'm excited to report that Anno 1800 is, in fact, a star performer, and an amazing must-buy board game. Anno 1800 was adapted by the publisher (Kosmos) from a Ubisoft video game of the same name. In the board game, players take on the role of industrialists, charged with developing their island economies and exploring other islands. Each player begins the game with a personal industry board with trade & exploration ships, a shipyard, and industrial goods tiles printed on the board. A starting collection of workers (wooden cubes) of various types to produce the goods is a