Treadmill Week 48 & 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: Two Steps Back by Lyn Gala

51aEq5hxKHLMy favorite lines this week:

  • SUNDAY – “If you’re trying that hard to be good, I’m wondering what you want,” Ben said. “I thought you were out. In fact, I believe you cackled madly like a stereotypical villain as you told me that I could fuck myself.”
  • MONDAY – “You seem consistently unsure of your answers.”
  • TUESDAY – You grew up fast on the streets. Either that or you got into drugs and never grew up at all.
  • WEDNESDAY – “Of course? Really? Are you really going to say of course after telling me that you told your brother about me? We really need to talk about how you throw around the words of course.”
  • THURSDAY – Dallin let out his breath. He hadn’t realized how afraid he was until he suddenly wasn’t anymore.
  • FRIDAY – “Well, as much as that invitation sounds charming. I think it’s time for bed,” William said.
  • SATURDAY – Dallin sank down into the chair and ran a hand over his face. He was getting too old for the drama—he really was. Maybe every person was born with a quota to fill, and he’d reached his limit earlier than most people He certainly seemed to have more drama in his life than was good for him.


Week 48: October 22, 2017 – October 28, 2017

DAY PACE TIME DISTANCE
Sunday  30 min/mile  30:46 min:sec  1 mile
Monday  30 min/mile  31:09 min:sec  1 mile
Tuesday  30 min/mile  30:16 min:sec  1 mile
Wednesday  30 min/mile  31:46 min:sec  1 mile
Thursday  30 min/mile  32:17 min:sec  1 mile
Friday  30 min/mile  30:15 min:sec  1 mile
Saturday  30 min/mile  31:06 min:sec  1 mile

5 thoughts on “Treadmill Week 48 & What I #amreading

  1. A suggestion from a lazy person: you should add a clickable link to the book in these posts, so I can click it and read it if I haven’t heard about it before. Now I hade to switch tab to Goodreads and TYPE the name in the search bar myself. Do you know how exhausting that was?? 😁😁

    And speaking of Lyn Gala. If you haven’t read Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17304775-claimings-tails-and-other-alien-artifacts <- look, clickable link!! 😁) I warmly recommend it. It’s fabulous. I don’t normally read sci-fi, but I love that one. I’ve also read book 2 (even though it’s same couple!!) I haven’t gotten around to book 3 yet though 😁

    1. Excellent idea. I don’t know why I haven’t been doing that all along. I’ve no excuse.

      YES, I’ve read that series. Love them! The first two books I’ve read several times, but the most recent only once. It’s due for a rereading. There’s a short prelude out, too (free if I remember right). I’ve only read that one time, too. It’s been long enough I don’t recall the details of the two I’ve only read once, but if I think I remember that although the short is a prequel, it’s best to only read it after reading the other three for spoilery reasons. Not positive, though—I might be thinking of a different series. Maybe I’ll do book 3 for this week. I mowed yesterday so today (Monday where I’m at) will be my first day of treadmill reading.

      CORRECTION: The prelude is a true prequel that can be read first. Apparently it was written to boost the word count of the first book so it would qualify for a print run.

        1. Here’s a link to the free prelude novella on LooseID’s site: http://www.loose-id.com/prelude-to-claimings-tails-and-other-alien-artifacts.html#product_tabs_description

          I must have been remembering something else when I said it should only be read after the 3rd book even though the action comes sooner. I just read that this was written to go together with the first book so the word count will qualify for a print run since book one was shorter than the other two in the series.

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