So, earlier this month I signed up to participate in an indoor Ironman Challenge at the gym. Basically the concept is that you agree to do an entire Ironman (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike & 26.2 mile run) using gym equipment, and you have an entire month to do it. I knew immediately that the bike would be the hardest for me, I just find it mind-numbingly boring. As I was suffering through my first 5 miles on March 3rd someone sat down next to me on another bike and pulled out their kindle. Brilliant, why didn’t I think of that? On March 4th I came to the gym better equipped to bike 11 miles and my monthly reading list had no idea what hit it. My original plan for the month was pretty open, with only 3 books on the list and plenty of space for recommendations.
I knocked these out week 1 (seriously people – the bike is BORING)!
Just one Day by Gayle Forman
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
And I quickly moved through these as well…
Just one Night by Gayle Forman
Just one Year by Gayle Forman
Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau
Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau
Abducted by T.R. Ragan (#1 in the Lizzy Gardner Series)
So, yeah. It was a good month for reading thanks to the Ironman challenge and the recumbent bike at the gym. ;-)
I’m still keeping up with my gym time, but I probably won’t be spending as much time on the bike since there’s no one counting my miles. ;-) So I’ll keep this month conservative and start with these 4 and see where the weeks take me. And as usual – y’all know I love recommendations so keep ‘em coming!
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde (Thursday Next Series #3)
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde (Thursday Next Series #4)
Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye by Lois Lowry
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee