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?