Reading prompt #14: A book involving travel

So, it may not be traditional travel but close enough. This was a fun read, exciting and out there. It was not as good as 14 but had an interesting blend of science, action and enviable minds. 

Finishing this book​ on a crummy day was my activity to fulfill my No Zero Day. I’m also cranking out my physio exercises. I’m tired but they are important.

Number of books completed: 11/52


For real, my Wednesday run and No Zero Day Thursday

Wednesday was 5x250m intervals – roughly. That’s imperfect, it was really 5x 3 telephone poles…
I think I clocked my fastest post-partum mile in three years!! 8:45 maybe? I don’t know my Garmin is dead. To be confirmed.

Today, I did not run. My legs needed the rest plus the weather was shit. In the spirit of No Zero Days, I did do my physio exercises. And I’m reading. Thank you, past me. This has been good investment in me.

Tuesday flush out run

Just a short, slow run today, to flush out my legs and get some fresh air. 3.4km, 24mins.
I recently read a Reddit response about “No Zero Days” which outlined four simple rules:

  1. No Zero Days – every day do something to further your goals or dreams.
  2. Be grateful to the three you’s – past, present, and future you. Thank past you for the achievements that make you today. Do favours for future you, like furthering your goals. This cycle of gratitude and favours make present you productive and grateful.
  3. Forgive yourself.
  4. Do exercise and read books.

This post is simple and awesome. I’m implementing it. 

Today I ran. Thank you past me.  I’m really glad you ran. I feel so much better for it. 

Thank you past me, for doing our physio exercises yesterday. All of them. I forgive you for being lazy about them recently. Future me: I’m going to do better. We are going to heal the hole in our abs!

Now I’m going to go read a book: How to Run Your First Ultra by Krissy Moehls and do my physio.

Monday speed session

6.48km, just under 39mins.

Run observations:

  • Frogs chirruping by the pond already
  • $1.40 in empties seen (poor form Huron County)
  • 37km/hr wind at your back is awesome
  • Turkey vultures are f*cking huge and scary
  • Thrumming of the safety wires on the radio tower is a bit unnerving
  • My calves are weak
  • Gary Robbins is a beast

Three runs last week!

The Hoodlet ran with me. She did the heavy lifting. She was pushing the stroller, with 17.4lbs(!) of Little Bear inside.

The Hoodlet ran with me on Tuesday too. We shared the work, with her pushing half and me pushing half.

Wednesday, I flew solo with the stroller.

It was a good week.

Tuesday’s run

I went over the bridge on Tuesday to see what there was for trails at Priddle Park. Unfortunately I didn’t have my trail shoes and it was really muddy and wet, so I didn’t venture very far.

Looking forward to seeing what’s back there for running.

I bought the Woolwich trails book. This year, I going to use it on my explorations!

Reading prompt #5: A book by a person of colour

Trevor Noah is incredible. He is so much more than just a comedian.

His childhood is legitimately wild. Noah was “naughty as shit” and got into trouble he was smart, worked hard and was “given a fishing pole.” The circumstances he grew up in easily could have sucked him into a very different life, a much darker path. Apartheid, gangs, theft, arson, attempted murder, it’s all here. Read this book. It’s good.

Books completed: 10/52