Treadmill Week 107 & What I #amreading – Beyond the Sea by Keira Andrews

Treadmill Goals/Tracking

  • 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 (exception…at the end of the week where a book is highlighted, I will finish it off-treadmill so I can feature something new the next week)

Week 107: December 9, 2018 – December 15, 2018

Sunday 30 min/mile 45:03 min:sec 1.5 miles
Monday 30 min/mile 45:45 min:sec 1.5 miles
Tuesday 30 min/mile 30:10 min:sec 1 mile
Wednesday 30 min/mile 30:23 min:sec 1 mile
Thursday 30 min/mile 45:41 min:sec 1.5 miles
Friday 30 min/mile 45:30 min:sec 1.5 miles
Saturday 30 min/mile 45:08 min:sec 1.5 miles

What I’m Reading

Note: Although I will try to avoid them, my weekly reading snippets may or may not contain spoilers, so read at your own risk.

What I #amreading: Beyond the Sea by Keira Andrews

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Two straight guys. One desert island.

Even if it means quitting their boy band mid-tour, Troy Tanner isn’t going to watch his little brother snort his future away after addiction destroyed their father. On a private jet taking him home from Australia, he and pilot Brian Sinclair soar above the vast South Pacific. Brian lost his passion for flying—and joy in life—after a traumatic crash, but now he and Troy must fight to survive when a cyclone strikes without warning.

Marooned a thousand miles from civilization, the turquoise water and white sand beach look like paradise. But although they can fish and make fire, the smallest infection or bacteria could be deadly. When the days turn into weeks with no sign of rescue, Troy and Brian grow closer, and friendship deepens into desire.

As they learn sexuality is about more than straight or gay and discover their true selves, the world they’ve built together is thrown into chaos. If Troy and Brian make it off the island, can their love endure?

This is an LGBT romance about discovering yourself, finding love, and eating way too many coconuts. 85,000 words.

My favorite lines this week:

✿✿ SUNDAY ✿✿

He was going to puke.


He reeled away from Savannah’s touch just as the guards approached. He barked, “We’re fine!” Like he’d waved a magic wand, they retreated, their steps silent on the plush carpet.

✿✿ MONDAY ✿✿

“Get out of our way, poisonous things,” Brian muttered.

“I second that motion,” Troy whispered.


Normally he hated sleeping next to someone. Even with Alicia, they’d had a king-sized bed so there was plenty of room to stretch out. But he didn’t mind feeling the heat of Troy’s body, listening to the sighs and hitches of his inhalations and exhalations. They could have been the last two people the world, and unless rescue miraculously came, they were.


“You know, I thought rock stars were supposed to be arrogant assholes.”

Shoving away useless memories, Troy paddled his feet, rolling onto his belly. “Sorry to disappoint. I can throw a hissy later if you want.

“I’d appreciate it. If you don’t pull a diva routine daily, my tell-all exposé won’t sell. Although I suppose I could make it all up.”


“How’s the bruise?”

“Turning into a sick-looking yellow. Getting better.”

Brian hesitated after putting his hat back on. “Sick as in cool, or sick as in sickly? Not sure what the kids are saying these days.”

✿✿ FRIDAY ✿✿

“I’m funny that way. Okay, first lesson: don’t cut yourself or anyone else.”

Troy nodded seriously. “I’m so glad you’re here to tell me these things.”


Brian brushed a hand over Troy’s hair again, this time leaving his palm on the crown of Troy’s head. As Troy floated away in the flames, he concentrated on the solid sensation of Brian’s hand, an anchor holding him there.

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