Friday, August 10, 2012

Just Closed...[The Mansion of Happiness]

The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and DeathThe Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death by Jill Lepore
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I really liked this book. I thought it was an interesting way to write a "history" of rather mundane things. I would say that at times it was a little bit too technical, which is why I gave it 3 instead of 4 stars, but other than that, I really liked it!

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Just Closed...[The Red House]

The Red House: A NovelThe Red House: A Novel by Mark Haddon
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I was expecting more from this book. Not that I read anything by this author before (so I wasn't expecting like another such and such book or anything). But I did read great reviews. It wasn't that this was a bad book. It was just an "ok" book. It was a quick read which was nice, but it was too disjointed between the characters. It would jump from one person's perspective in one paragraph into another's, and that made it hard to follow for me. I also found myself confusing characters because of this... I think it was a good mix of characters and it made the overall "plot" good, but the subplots were often badly written. This is why I only gave it 2 stars.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

August Fitness Goal - Weekly Plan

So, as you have seen, I ran a total of 5 miles in July. Just 5.

I recently decided that for the month of August I would like to try to run (or "wog") every day! 

Sunday - 40 min wog + Day 5 Strong Like Susan = 41:00 for 2.90 miles
Monday - 40 min wog + Day 6 Strong Like Susan = 41:00 for 2.90 miles
Tuesday - 40 min wog + Day 7 Strong Like Susan = 40:00 for 3.20 miles
Wednesday - 40 min wog + Day 8 Strong Like Susan (rest) = 40:00 for 3.06 miles
Thursday - 40 min wog + Day 9 Strong Like Susan = 40:00 for 3.01 miles
Friday - 40 min wog + Day 10 Strong Like Susan
Saturday - 40 min wog + Day 11 Strong Like Susan

Weekly Miles (Thus far) = 15.07