Last week in the MODRUN (MODified RUNning streak), my goal was to run between 1.5 and 2 miles each time. It started well and faded away towards the end of the week.
- Sunday – 2 slow miles with the run club, made possible only because I have amazing run-buddies
- Monday – 1.81 miles early in the morning.
- Tuesday – 1.11 miles while I tried to problem-solve some issues for my friend. I kept having to start and stop but I got a mile in. Later, I did some running around which I hope was enough to get me cross the 1.5 mile goal. I went to the mall and fell in love with these running shoes. I think I might be able to run a marathon with these babies.
- Wednesday – I went to the park and ran 2 solid miles around the site of a Jewish concert. A budding comedian was doing the warmup and he was telling a story that kept me entertained.
- Thursday -I didn’t get to run all day so at night, I got a short run in before bed. My phone died in the middle of it so I don’t know how long it was but it felt like at least a mile judging by how I felt afterwards.
- Friday – I didn’t get a run in since my foot was hurting again but I did walk about 3 miles. I think that counts, right?
- Saturday – Well deserved Rest
What else did I do last week? Oh yeah, the readathon. I signed up to be part of this Re-readathon. I did my part but I wasn’t impressed by happened during the challenge. The host got sick in the first couple of days. Understandable. But then it didn’t seem like there was anyone else to pick up the slack so for a few days, it felt like there’s wasn’t anything going on. I posted video recaps of what I read on my YouTube channel but there wasn’t much activity from other readathon participants. And that’s what I was looking forward to most of all.
Aside from the urge to read more, the point of a readathon is to find other people doing a similar challenge and make some new friends so that second reason, I felt, was a little disappointing.
I will talk a little more about that readathon in another post but right now, let’s just say that over the 10 day challenge period, I read 3 of the 6 books on my TBR, plus a few more:
- Truly Madly Guilty (New read)
- Boy, Snow, Bird (New read)
- The Richest Man in Babylon (Re-read)
- Death of a Salesman (Re-read)
- Who Moved My Cheese? (Re-read)
- Don Quixote (New read) – I started reading this but haven’t finished yet
That being said, I’m not done with readathons. In fact, this week, I am participating in Bout of books 17 starting today. So far, over 300 readers and bloggers have signed up so that already is more promising.
My TBR for this week includes some YA fiction that I’ve been wanting to check out:
- Between The World and Me/ Ta-nehisi Coates
- Me and Earl and The Dying Girl/ Jesse Andrews
- November 9/ Colleen Hoover
- The Problem with Forever/ Jennifer L Armentrout
- Dark Places/ Gillian Flynn