My workout today was a triathlon...of sorts.
4 mile run
35 minute intervals on the elliptical
15 minutes on the stairs
That counts, right? I wanted to get in some good cardio, but I didn't want to push it with my foot so, after 4 miles I decided I should mix it up. I kinda like to do my cardio in this way sometimes to keep me from mentally going crazy. As long as you're busting it in what you're doing you'll be burning calories like crazy, and it may just help you get through what could be some boring cardio workouts!
Ever since I was little I have been a reader. I have so many memories that revolve around books and reading. When I was born I instantly became my older sister Lindsey's, side kick and "student." She taught me to read by the time I was three years old. I remember hundreds of trips to the library to check out stacks of books, and then there were the exciting occasions when we got to go to the bookstore to pick out a new book. I could never forget how my mom used to read to us every night before we went to bed. I can remember racing to get our pajamas on so we could be the one to sit closest to her on her big comfy bed.
Both my parents have always been big readers, and needless to say they have definitely passed that love on to me. I have been on such a reading kick lately, and summer trips are a great time to pick up a new book...so, I thought I'd share my favorite reads as of late.
by Katherine Stockett
I LOVED this book. I was so sad when it ended. I wanted more. That is when you know you've got a good one! I can't wait for the movie on this one.
by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
This sweet novel is so well written. It covers every emotion. Clever and funny.
and the whole Hunger Games Series
by Suzanne Collins
I know this came out last year, and many of you have probably read it. I waited because I LOVED the first two books in the series, and I kept hearing everyone saying they didn't like it. It made me so sad, and I didn't want to be disappointed so I waited. Well guess what? I actually really liked it. I would recommend the whole series. Another one that is being made into a movie...should be interesting?
by Scott Westerfield
This is the first book in a series of three. My sister recommended it to me forever ago, and I think I kind of just forgot. One of my clients brought it in to me to read on my trip and I loved it. It was a quick easy read. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
I'm currently managing another triathlon...blogging, watching TV, and trying to keep my eyes open. Two triathlons in one day...sheesh...I'm ready for bed.
Do you like to involve more than one type of cardio in your workouts? I definitely do. It makes longer bouts of cardio a lot more doable! Do you have any summer reading recommendations for me?
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