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August runs and reads

August was a really good running month for me.  The heat wasn’t too bad (except last week) and my hip and baby girl felt great.  I ended up running 26 out of 31 days in the month and came in at 113.3 miles!  I’m really surprised (and happy) that I managed to increase my mileage.  I do not expect that to continue every month!  Last week my pace slowed to about 10:30/mi with the stroller.  Now that it’s cooler again this week in the mornings I’m interested to see if my pace speeds back up or not.

I also read some really good books last month!  In fact, I would strongly recommend every single one.

  • Floating in My Mother’s Palm by Ursula Hegi – I’ve read this book before and loved it, but it was really fun to read it again.  It’s a pretty small book and reads fast, but the characters are so unique and interesting and the story so well done.
  • Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver – I love B.K. (Poisonwood Bible) but her last book, Lacuna, didn’t wow me.  But this one was amazing and felt like the B.K. I love.  So good.
  • The Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carleton – About 50 pages in I realized I had read this book before, but it’s so good I didn’t even care.  Just as satisfying to read again!
  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini – I think this might be my favorite of Hosseini’s three books (although it’s been awhile since I’ve read Kite Runner or A Thousand Splendid Suns).  It was beautiful and I loved the way he told the story through different perspectives and generations.  Crazy great book.

What good books have you been reading?

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2 thoughts on “August runs and reads

  1. You’re so inspiring! Amazed that your pace *slowed* to 10:30 with the stroller – even my fastest runs have never been that fast!! Go you for keeping up with running during your pregnancy. I didn’t discover running until a year after I had my second baby, but wish I had started sooner.

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