Well, it’s a 3 day weekend. For Calista. Working in the claims department of an insurance company, we don’t get all the holidays unfortunately, so back to work tomorrow for me. The family and I had a little fun today though, played catch, did some art stuff. I ordered one of Calista’s birthday presents, which I am SO excited about. You’ll have to wait another 2 months to see it though, and it’s going to be a family affair. I’ve got one for each of us.
In regards to my working out, I haven’t gone back to the gym since I busted my knee a couple weeks ago. I can walk like a normal person now, but I can’t do much more than that. My knee doesn’t like it when I take corners, or stairs at a fast pace. I’m pretty sure I should have gone to the doctor about this, but alas, no insurance. I have been doing little things at home, I bought a resistance band, and Calista and I do sit-ups and stuff. Calista will be starting soccer this week, and I’ll be helping with practice. The days she doesn’t have practice, I’ll start walking again at night, since it’s warmed up again.
On to my favorite resolution of the year, 50 Books in 2014. I’m still ahead of schedule, I did take a week off though. I was reading SO much, it was starting to feel like a chore. I know there are people out there who read double what I’m reading now, but hey…prior to this, I was reading maybe half of a book every year. So, it’s a ton for me. These are the books I’ve read since my last post about the challenge:
I was never really interested in reading The Hunger Games trilogy, honestly I’m not really interested in the movies either. They were decent reads, I don’t think I would read them again, but they were fun, and I’m glad I read them. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail was great. It’s based on the author’s own experience, and it makes me incredibly jealous. I’ve always wanted to have an adventure like that. Maybe not hiking 1,500 miles, but a great adventure. I really suggest that anyone read this. The Hour I First Believed was my first paperback book of the challenge. Everyone has their preferences on how they like to read, I think I prefer reading on my iPad, just because I like reading at night, and don’t have a bedside lamp. Anyway, this is probably the longest book I’ve ever read. A whopping 723 pages or something. The great thing about this book is that, even with 723 pages, there is ALWAYS something going on. There are so many intertwining stories, it honestly feels like there could have been more than one book in here, but I really loved the read. The ending was sad, I won’t give anything away, since some of you may not have read the book yet. Caelum has so much shit happen to him, I was really thinking that he was going to commit suicide in the end. Anyway, you should read this. Seriously.
I’ve started book 14, so that puts me roughly 6 or 7 books ahead of schedule. I do love this challenge, I feel better about myself knowing I’m spending more time reading, rather than watching TV, or playing games on my phone or something idiotic like that.
My little diet challenges have failed miserably. I’ve recently become obsessed with M&Ms. I’m still doing well with water, I still haven’t had a soda. I stopped keeping track of how many days though, since well, I don’t care about any other beverage anymore.
Well, it’s been like 2 weeks since my last post, but I’ve caught you all up now. Work. Help Calista with homework. Read. That’s my life.
until next time,