You know it's going to be a good book...
Friday, February 11, 2011
...when you're already choking up reading the introduction.
Last month I spent my holiday gift card ('cause out of the blue the Supervisors on my shift - not even my DEPARTMENT anymore mind you - gave some of us VISA gift cards) at the book store. Now, that's not unusual in my world (we could probably open a pretty complete bookstore between me and 'Yote without even trying at this point), but this time I decided to go for FITNESS books. Specifically running books - MEZZOANGEL had mentioned one she'd picked up recently, and there were a few I'd had my eye on for a while (like since my halcyon Disney Half-Marathon days of yore). THEN, of course, I ordered myself a new copy of The Spark (because my original copy is on loan and dammit I want to read it again, and HEY it's a new edition, so I need the NEW one right?). And THEN another spark friend mentioned a book I decided I HAD to check out, so I ordered it when I was ordering Lukey's birthday present (because Amazon.com is my best friend). And look, it had a companion work out book I got for $4 (that I saw the next day at Half Price books for $14 - SCORE!).
Here's the stash:
So having finished my mindless-paranormal-fluff-of-t
he-month yesterday (the first of the "Breed" novels by Lora Leigh...great sexy brain candy), I looked at the stack and decided "Okay, enough waiting for the knowledge to magically enter my brain just 'cause I bought these, time to actually READ one already," and pondered where to start.
I picked up Slow Fat Triathlete, and was choking up before I'd gotten through 2 pages.
Here's an excerpt:
You know what?
I'm a beginner.
And we were ALL beginners at whatever is important to us at some point. And hopefully we'll be beginners at SOMETHING for the rest of our lives, because life is an adventure!
SEIZE THE DAY!
Yeah, I'm going to like this book.
Meanwhile, it's time to stop playing around on the interwebz and get my slow fat ass on a treadmill already.
E25K here I come!