Treadmill Week 52 & What I #amreading – Wes & Toren by J.M. Colail

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.

Week 52!!!!! Holy moly, that’s a whole year!!!!! I celebrated by rereading one of my earliest favorites that I first read years and years ago. It’s a super sweet new adult story.

What I #amreading: Wes and Toren by J.M. Colail

My favorite lines this week:

  • SUNDAY – “No, thank you.” I stood just inside the front door, gripping the straps of my bag tightly. I looked around at the mismatched furniture, the nicked-up coffee table with two overflowing ashtrays, and the gold shag carpeting from the 1970s.
  • MONDAY – “Man, for an honor student, you sure can be dumb sometimes. What do you think I’m doing?” he said with a smile, continuing to unbutton and unzip my pants.
  • TUESDAY – Wesley’s eyes grew big and he shook his head. “You think I settled for you? You’ve got it all wrong. I didn’t settle for you; you were the one I wanted all along. I wonder why you settled for me?”
  • WEDNESDAY – Wesley stared at me and a smirk curled the corners of his mouth. “Hey, did you do it too? While thinking about me?”
  • THURSDAY – Wesley stared into my eyes and then laughed with a sense of relief. I was glad to see his smile. “You just turned the worst day of my life into the best day ever.”
  • FRIDAY – Nope…lots and lots of mowing and yard work today instead of treadmilling/reading.
  • SATURDAY – The first time I kissed you, it was like my head was suddenly clear. I realized that everything that happened didn’t matter. I didn’t care that I was gay. I knew that everything would be okay if I could be with you. It was like I hadn’t been born until I met you. I know this probably doesn’t make any sense, but it was honestly how I felt.”

Week 52: November 19, 2017 – November 25, 2017

Sunday  30 min/mile  30:09 min:sec  1 mile
Monday  30 min/mile  30:14 min:sec  1 mile
Tuesday  30 min/mile  31:31 min:sec  1 mile
Wednesday  30 min/mile  30:53 min:sec  1 mile
Thursday  30 min/mile  30:53 min:sec  1 mile
Friday  30 min/mile  1-1/2 hours  Lots of Mowing/Etc.
Saturday  30 min/mile  30:30 min:sec  1 mile


4 thoughts on “Treadmill Week 52 & What I #amreading – Wes & Toren by J.M. Colail

  1. Wohooo, congrats. Very well done, I’m proud of you!! 🙂

    Hm, I’ve marked that book as DNF, but I can’t remember why. Can’t even remember that I’ve tried to read it when I read the blurb. Maybe I need to give it another try? 🙂

    1. WUUUUUT?? I guess one person’s fave is another’s DNF. This one’s kind of low-angst, and follows along on this young couple’s how-they-met and the ups and downs of the early months of their relationship together. I wouldn’t call it “gripping,” but it’s a cozy read.

      There are many out there that people rave about that I’ve DNFed. There are also books that I’ve loved in the past and DNFed on a more recent reread. Also old DNFs I’ve given another chance and liked well enough in the end.

      1. Seriously though, after reading your description of it I’m even more puzzled. That’s the stuff I like. So I’m definitely giving this one another chance 🙂

        But my mood influences my opinion on a book or movie. For example: the first time I saw Nightmare Before Christmas, I hated it. My husband had convinced me to see it and I wasn’t really in the mood but agreed anyway…and it ended up badly. But several years later when our daughter was older, he suggested we look at it as a family and I was groaning internally, but did it anyway because family movie nights were my favorite thing. He was convinced she’d love it…and she did. And this time – so did I.

        So what I’m saying is that I’m ruled by my moods, and maybe I had a grumpy day when I DNF:ed it.

        But in general I agree with you. And sometimes I’m scared of re-reading something I really loved, because my opinion might have changed over time and if I re-read and have to DNF my memory of the book will be tarnished. For example: I just re-read Christmas Kitsch by Amy Lane for Christmasvaganza and I ADORED that book the first time I read it. And I was sort of unwilling to re-read it now because I was afraid i wouldn’t like it still…fortunately I loved it just as much this time.

        Maybe I’m weird 😀

        Oups. That was a rant and a half 😀

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