August ended with 168.25 miles. Two weeks were 50 miles or more, which is the highest mileage week I’ve done yet! In general, it was a pretty great month for running, with a lot of really cool mornings, although the heat and humidity returned at the end of the month. think this was also my highest mileage month since pre-pregnancy?!
As for books this month, I went on a big Charles Finch kick. I read A Beautiful Blue Death last month and loved it, so I wanted to read the rest of the series. The books read fast but are all so great – awesome characters, interesting mysteries that aren’t SO complicated you can’t figure it out but not so easy that you know what’s happening either. I love them. I’m hoping he’s planning on writing more!
- Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Grade: C. To be honest, the book just didn’t wow me. Peter Pan came off as really unlikeable and just in general it was hard for me to get into the story. It was oddly one of those times where I think I prefer the movie, although reading the book and seeing the differences was interesting.
- The Perfect Mile by Neal Bascomb (nonfiction)
Grade: B. Story of when/how the four-minute-mile got broken, which was neat to read about. And it was really cool to see the different training methods and approaches!
- The September Society by Charles Finch
- The Fleet Street Murders by Charles Finch
- A Stranger At Mayfair by Charles Finch
- A Burial At Sea by Charles Finch
Grade: A+. Love. Love love love.
What have you been reading lately? I love book recommendations!