A friend is training for a triathlon and I sometimes swim with her on Saturdays. This weekend, I hauled myself out of bed on Saturday and Sunday and managed to swim about 1.5+ miles in two days. For a person who doesn’t exercise regularly, this turned out to be very tiring. I’m moving slowly if you’re curious at all but I feel pretty good. I may do this again someday in the future, if I manage to regain the ability to lift my arms above my head again that is. So, today is a short post day. Also, I have to write some reviews and since I’m in the mood, I’m going to do just that.
- I finished The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay this week and really enjoyed it. I’m working on the review now and hope to have it posted next week.
- I wrapped up my re-read of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s The Mists of Avalon. This re-read took me about seven weeks and I finished five books before finally coming to the last page of this one. It was a labor of love though and I’m very happy I took it on again.
- It being Shark Week, I felt I needed to up my shark reading and picked up The Devil’s Teeth by Susan Casey from the library. It was good, so good. I really do enjoy reading about great white sharks, little dork that I am. And I was also very happy to be swimming in a pool instead of open water this weekend because I’m sure this book would have made me want to swim quickly for shore.
- I started The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin yesterday and plan to spend some time with it today too.
So, that wraps up this week’s reading for me. Read anything good? Buy anything good? Visit your local library?
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Congrats on your swimming accomplishments! I swam a mile in a day once and it was one of the hardest but most exhilarating thing I’d done athletically. I hope to get into swimming again some day (we don’t have a pool close enough or cheap enough right now).
It’s weird isn’t it? You feel so exhausted but wonderful after finishing. We’re lucky to have a gym with a pool in our neighborhood which is no excuse for not going more often.