I decided today that I would sit during lunch and catch up on some stock stuff. Seeing if there is anything I want to consider, or not. I am anticipating closing out my Kohls (KSS) option today, that will have gotten me about 5% in 2 months. I can’t say that it was the smartest pick seeing that for a while there it was a 38% LOSS for a number of days. Not until the past 10 days did it come back to break even and just today it has been in the green pretty much all day (something new). I hoping the same for my Home Depot (HD) option, another correct trend pick, BUT poor timing. This to was another huge huge loss plays, but now things are starting to get better. Now it’s just a 4% LOSS. I thought I would “stick it” to my Mortgage Company Countrywide (CFC) and make some money… which I did, for a day… before the earning announcement and I got smack! The company says that we lost a lot more money than we were expecting but we have ways to cash in some liquid assets and next quarter is going to be better. And that makes the stock go UP 4 points. I betting that it comes right back down… which it has today, some.
I’m also working at making my running log a little more user friendly and more complete. I never really kept a running journal at all until I started training for my first marathon. That’s almost a year and a half of the only record of my running was my finishing times at road races. Then I started keeping track of my mileage for the day. Then after a while of doing this, I started adding what shoes I was wearing when I was running. I did just miles and shoes until mid 2005, when I switched to a dedicated Excel spreadsheet as my log and then I started tracking average pace per workout. I even expanded to have a comment section that told me where I ran.
I then went to add on a Basic shoe tracker, that keeps me up to date with my shoes and their life expectancy. I added a weather column, just for giggles. If you have ever noticed the picture on the side of the blog that is linked to my Buckeye Outdoor account, this is my online running log. Here I can track individual split times when I record them, something my Excel spreadsheet isn’t set to do. So, I have been slowly adding the unformatted data to the Excel Running Log and then I will have Ben upload my past data to Buckeye Outdoors and I will have everything online. I just have 1999 and 1998 to add and I will be ready for upload to the mother ship!