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Running, reading and ranting

So there is a little bit of running thrown into this post, here is a recap of my workouts last week:
  • Sunday - rest
  • Monday - 6 mile run
  • Tuesday - 7 mile run; arms and core workouts
  • Wednesday - 8 mile run
  • Thursday - rest
  • Friday - 12 mile run
  • Saturday - 5 mile run; abs workout; triceps dips & push-ups
I kind of slacked on the cross training and strength training (especially lower body). But I'll be back at it this week because I know from experience that it definitely makes me a stronger runner and helps prevent injuries.

I thought about getting a little extra workout in after the girls went to bed last night but I ended up doing this instead:

Hot chocolate and a good book make for a pretty good night, as long as you can keep your eyes open.

And since we're on the subject of books, I have to say the last two books I read left me not completely satisfied.

The first one was Allegiant, the third book in the Divergent Series. I was not happy with how it ended. I can see why the author went that direction to close out the series and I don't insist on always having the perfect, happy ending, but I was actually annoyed enough by the ending that it made me mad I invested so much time in those books.

The other book that left me shaking my head at the ending was Gone Girl .I'm curious to see if the movie has the same ending, because I actually think it would be ok as the ending of a movie, but as a book in which the characters are so developed, it was hard to swallow. I felt like there was no real resolution.

I'm only 55 pages into The Goldfinch, but so far I am enjoying it. I really like the author's writing style and how she paints detailed pictures with her words. I'll let you know what I think of the whole thing once I have turned the last page.

Have you read any good books lately?


  1. I've read "The Best of Me" by Nicholas Sparks and "Daily Love: Growing into Grace" by Mastin Kipp lately and really enjoyed them both. I just ordered a bunch more books that I can't wait to start digging into!

  2. I have been reading Writing Essentials, Genre with a Purpose, Dynamic Social Studies for the Constructivist Classroom, and Words Their Way. All excellent but SO much information. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Rainbow Fish to my 2nd graders today. That's what I call a GREAT book!!! Happy Reading to you!

  3. I think you made the right choice reading the book;) I still need to finish reading the divergent series, but this does not make me want to. I hate lame endings in trilogies. It seems to happen more often than I would like.

  4. Nice to go through your blog.I like your writing style and the way you represent your views in this article.I spare most of my free time in writing, which is my passion.Thank you so much for sharing this post.


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