Showing posts with label book review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label book review. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Fitness Friday

This post was ready to go last Friday, but I went to a pizza party at my aunt's and forgot about it. And now we're in Massachusetts after a week in Ohio! 

If shopping counts as exercise, I've been killing it since arriving in the US!

I did however, do some actual exercising today (aka last Friday). Admittedly, it felt really good.

It was a gorgeous morning, so I took my yoga outside to enjoy the cool, clean air. My heel is still firing up when I flex my foot during downward dog, so I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. 

I took my mom's dog with me to get my brows waxed so that we could walk at the park after. She's little, but she can cover a mile pretty quickly.

My favorite thing to do (besides shopping) when we come home is to enjoy food. I know I can eat salads in China, but it's much easier to get boxed salad here and just gobble it up. 

I started and finished a new romance book about a runner. It's been a while since I read a book that fast. It was really good!

My mom made gluten free chocolate chip cookies. A couple of those with Ohio sunshine and life is good.

We arrived in Massachusetts on Marathon Monday. Booney's adoptive dad was running and we tracked his progress online, but we were super excited to get this via a text.

We got a workout yesterday digging around our stuff that's in a storage unit here. It's nice to have our things so close.

My sister-in-law always has something new-to-me and tasty in her kitchen. I'll be bringing some of this back to China with me.

We finally got our underwater camera pictures developed from our trip to the Maldives in February. 

Hope you're having a great day!!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Fitness Friday: A Running Dream

Do you ever have dreams about running?

I do. I used to have dreams about playing soccer when I was younger. Even after I got hurt playing in college, the dreams continued. Since I couldn't play soccer anymore, I started running.

When I started dreaming about running, I knew that I had a new passion.

I recently read the young adult book The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen and couldn't put it down.

This book is about a high school runner who loses her leg after an auto accident and her graceful, brave triumph over adversity to return to running with the help of her family and friends.

When I began reading this book, I couldn't stop thinking about the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. People who have essentially faced the same challenges as the fictional character of Jessica. We hear their stories and updates in the news, but there is so much that they have to face that we will never truly understand. This book, although fictional, gave me an insight that has made me appreciate the strength, resilience, and courage it takes to literally get back on two feet and step up to a new starting line.

Have you read a good book lately?