Monday, June 27, 2011

Nerd Alert! Summer Reading List


Okay.  Not really.  Just thought I would throw that out there.  It's a rest week over here at TFB, which means that none of my workouts exceed 60 minutes and most are "no data" workouts, which means that I just go out there and do what I want, however fast I want, and for however long I want.
Exactly.  Not quite like that, though.  At least with a little less makeup and panache

So, whats on my agenda this week?  Well, the early part of the week is all about getting in my lil SBR's eating cleanly, trying to rest my body, and packing....

FOR NORTH CAROLINA, yay!!  My BFF, Rachael, is getting married on Saturday and I'm gonna be a pretty princess MOH!!  (No, she won't let me wear the mardi gras dress, but I still love her).  Anyways, more on THAT as it gets closer.....we leave on Thursday and I am SO EXCITED!!

Onto the topic at hand, though.  On rest weeks, I try to look at other areas of my life that need attention that I neglect during training (and no, not my hairstyle or makeup-less existence.  Those are just tragic and beyond my help, lol).  This week I thought I would do a little 411 on my life outside of tri's, because it might be ridiculously boring but it somewhat exists, I promise.

One thing I love love love (NERD ALERT!) is reading.  I was the kid that read under the covers with a flashlight and begged my mom for a library card when I was 5.  I read a ridiculous amount of books and was also the kid that finished the summer reading list by the 4th of July.  And I don't apologize for it-my SATs were evidence that my book wormed-ness served me well (my grammar, of course, is an entirely different matter).  So, even though I have graduated to the big, bad world, I still love to curl up on a hammock and catch up on my summer reading, thank you very much!  So what's on my summer list so far?

So far in 2011, I've read some excellent books:

along with the usual assortment of fun to reads, like the latest John Grisham, James Patterson, Sophie Kinsella, and Danielle Steel (I've almost hit her whole list in 6 months.  Ridiculous.  I know!)


1. Ahabs Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
3. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
4. The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
5. Sarah’s Key  by Tatiana de Rosnay
6. Resistance  by Anita Shreve
7. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
8. The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
9.  Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

Still looking for some more thoughts....anyone read anything amazing lately?  Please share!

Either way, my plan for the week (aside from wedding prep!)  includes an abundance of rest, yoga, reading, and plenty of fresh produce.  Perhaps multiples of those at one time.  Ahh Summer, I love you!

Ok, friends, time for dinner deliciousness (as seen to the left).....fresh salad, with chopped peach, tomatoes, cucs, and almonds.  Along with apricots and yogurt, washed down with sun tea.  Mmmmmmm.....azing!!!!

1 comment:

  1. The hunger games are awesome. I'm now reading macca's book!