Treadmill Week 40 & What I #amreading

Treadmill Goals:

  • Get on the treadmill (or equivalent exercise) daily
  • Pace is fine at 30 min/mile, although I may up it on occasion
  • Time range between 30 minutes and 1 hour per day
  • Distance 1-2 miles per day
  • Read the chosen book, which I won’t allow myself to read outside of my treadmill time, hopefully motivating me to reach or exceed the above goals (the only exception to this is Saturday nights, if I want to finish off a book so I can start a fresh one for the new week)

Note: Although I will try to avoid them, my daily #amreading updates may or may not contain spoilers, so read at your own risk.


What I #amreading (rereading): Stranger on the Shore by Josh Lanyon ♡ (This is a favorite of mine. I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve reread it.)

51J7Bh5CvsLMy favorite lines this week:

  • SUNDAY – “Come in,” called a voice. Age blurred gender, but the accent was the distinctive one known as Locust Valley Lockjaw.
  • MONDAY – Marcus, seeming to rise out of the alcoholic mists, said abruptly, “They were playing ‘Stranger on the Shore’ that night. I remember they played it over and over.”
  • TUESDAY – True. all true. But he still felt sick with the crushing weight of huge and formless worry.
  • WEDNESDAY – Pierce was drinking tea at the kitchen table and eating toast. He had removed his trench coat, suit jacket and muddy shoes. He looked impossibly poised for a man in socks and shirtsleeves. Studying Griff with open and not unfriendly appraisal, he said, “feeling better?”
  • THURSDAY – “It’s disconcerting to see us through your eyes.” Jarrett smiled faintly. “I hope you’re not a poker player, my boy.”
  • FRIDAY – “I didn’t even think you liked me,” Pierce muttered after a time, as though he’d been thinking it over.
  • SATURDAY – He was serious. “One of us is crazy,” Griff said. “He bears a striking resemblance to you.”

Week 40: August 27, 2017 – September 2, 2017

DAY PACE TIME DISTANCE
Sunday  30 min/mile  31:02 min:sec  1 mile
Monday  30 min/mile  30:54 min:sec  1 mile
Tuesday  30 min/mile  30:56 min:sec  1 mile
Wednesday  30 min/mile  32:29 min:sec  1 mile
Thursday  30 min/mile  31:48 min:sec  1 mile
Friday  30 min/mile  34:21 min:sec  1.1 miles
Saturday  30 min/mile  33:10 min:sec  1.1 miles

4 thoughts on “Treadmill Week 40 & What I #amreading

  1. Buhu, I haven’t read a word during my vacation. I did on the plane going there, but I’ve been so busy. I need to make time to read. I can’t be an author if I’m not reading!

    1. Oh no! That’s a long no-reading spell. No doubt you had more than enough fun to offset the loss, though.

      There’s a lot of truth to that last statement. Reading a variety of well-written books is one of the best things a writer can do to advance their own skills.

      1. Yeah, a lot of fun. Most fun of all was hanging out with my daughter, of course. Sigh, why do kids have to leave home?

        I believe that even reading bad books is good for our skills. Learning what NOT to do, so to speak 🙂

        1. I imagine. My middle one moved across country recently, so I won’t see her as often. :-/

          Good point. I don’t usually stick with them until the end, but I definitely get a good feel for why and try to avoid those pitfalls.

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