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01 July 2012


You may have noticed that it's been a bit quiet out here in my neck of the woods. Truth be told, I'm absorbed in my new role at work and it's swallowed up a lot of my time. When I do get time to read, it's mostly consumed by reading, listening, and... exercising.
  • Reading. Stephen King's The Stand for Trish's #Standalong. Man, this book is truly epic and magnificent. What a tale!
  • Listening. It's not that audiobooks require less concentration, but when my workday is done, I don't have the energy after being at a computer all day to pick up a book and read. So now when I do stuff around the house, out of the house, and my new hobby of running (!! I know, right?!), I listen to an audiobook to saturate my time with reading while still being active. And I love it. Right now, I'm listening to Chuck Palahniuk's Lullaby. And the story is so freaky weird that I love, love listening to it and get annoyed when I have to turn it off to do something else.
  • What? I'm RUNNING now? And who knew I'd ever run as a form of...relaxation...? I'm not a big runner, and I mostly fast-walk, but every now and again, and particularly one stretch of my neighborhood, I actually run. After a stressful day, I enjoy my twenty or thirty minutes when I just get to unwind and abuse the day back by running. Never thought I'd actually like it. I mean, I bought real running shoes. And an armband to put my iPhone in so I can listen to my audiobooks when I run. I have no idea who I am.
So that's life right now.

7 comments:

  1. It sounds like you're super busy! I don't see how you find the time to run!

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  2. You're into some very good things. I would like to run - even walk, but alas, it's already 100 by very early in the morning!

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  3. Isn't The Stand amazing? I remember I read it for the first time in 8th grade and I couldn't put it down. And yay for running! I've picked it up again for the first time in like 20 years and it feels wonderful.

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  4. This would be a great post for the Readers' Workouts meme. Here's last week's linky: http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2012/06/26/readers-workouts-june-26/

    There will be a new linky on Tuesday morning.

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  5. Lullaby was great and weird! It's one of two Palahniuk novels I've read and I did enjoy it!

    Take it easy! Sounds like the new professional role is an energy suck!

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  6. That's awesome and I totally feel ya.
    Sometimes you just can't use your eyes anymore to focus and audios are perfect for that.
    I need to take up fast walking.

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  7. My left knee refuses to give me permission to run, but I've been walking some as well. That Ipod armband is on my Wal-Mart list for today...I've been needing one for a while :)

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