2 weeks til Twin Cities! Packet info arrived in the mail yesterday with my race number. F576. Sounded really familiar, so I checked last year’s number. F566 last year. The cover of the packet had a cool saying, “Long Journey . . . Beautiful Reward.” At first I was thinking, “Cool. I like that. 26.2 miles is a long journey and crossing that finish line IS a beautiful reward.” But when I glanced at the packet again later in the day I realized it’s really, to me anyway, about the training cycle being the Long Journey and the whole marathon day itself being the Beautiful Reward. This time more than ever I really just want to enjoy the marathon. When I go back and look at my old blog posts, my goals were always: 1) Time goal A; 2) Time goal B; 3) Have fun. Not this time. My goal this time is: 1) Have fun. Whatever time I get, I get. (Yes, Boston and a PR will be in the back of my mind, but REALLY they so secondary this time around).
I’m going through Book Reading ADD. I have like 5 books that I’ve started and keep switching between. A couple marketing type books for work, a fun book, and a couple running books. I want to finish them all, but I can’t focus on just one.
The marketing books: Socialnomics and Groundswell. Highly recommend Groundswell. Both of them are about the whole social media thing and how to use it successfully in your business. I need all the tips I can get, now that I’m in charge of lawyering AND running the business.
The fun book: Room by Emma Donoghue. Picked it up on the recommendation of my favorite author, Jodi Picoult, who tweeted about how great this book is. So far I love it, but it is very disturbing so I can only handle it in small doses. And I love the cover of it!
The running books: Once a Runner and Run: The Mind Body Method of Running by Feel. I really wanted to like Once a Runner, but I’m having a hard time getting through it. It’s just not really interesting. Frankly, it’s pretty boring. But I’ll finish it. I just picked up Run yesterday, and I’m excited to read it. I’ve heard good things about it.
Any other good recommendations to add to my Book ADD issues??!