This morning was one of those mornings where I just didn’t want to get out of bed for my run. It was so warm and snuggly under those sheets and my phone said it was 20 outside. I forced myself through the notions of putting my contacts in, brushing my teeth, loading on the layers, tying my shoes. Then, reluctently walked out the door.
I told myself to get through at least 5 minutes, then I could decide if I wanted to cop out and stop. Funny thing is, getting out the door and the first 5 minutes are always the hardest. And if you can get through those, chances are, you’ll stick with the rest of your workout. Which is exactly what I did. 15 sets of hill sprints later, I was happily trotting home after a solid workout. I’m glad I forced myself through the notions today. Ya never regret it.
Back in 2010, one of my “25 before 25’s” was to read 5 books. 5 measly books in 12 whole months. I can chalk it up to being too busy with grad school, but the truth of the matter was, I just couldn’t get the ball rolling so to speak.
I don’t know what clicked or changed since then, but I’ve read 5 books in the past two months and love it. Judge me if you want, but Breaking Dawn was really what got me back. I needed something light, easy to read, simple to follow, juicy enough to not want to put down to get my mind back in the swing of reading again (shameful, I know).
Since then, I finished all three books in the Hunger Games trilogy (LOVED) and most recently, Baby Proof by Emily Giffin. Baby Proof got me outside of my young adult, light reading passion (which of course, I’ll always still love), and I’m ready to take on something thicker.
I’m 3/4 the way through rereading On The Road by Jack Kerouac (the book also contains my favorite quote, on the top of my blog). I love this book because of the freedom and carefree (hell, reckless) lifestyle of the characters. And thinking about how different America was back in the 40s. Whenever I feel like my life is too cookie-cutter or lame, I love escaping into Sal and Dean’s crazy free-spirited, Beat Generation lifestyle.
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett is next on deck. It’s my dad’s favorite book and I’ve always wanted to tackle it for that reason.
This is cheesy, but I’m starting to learn (fiiiiiinally at the age of 25) how nice it is to get lost in a book. I can definitely see now why so many people say reading is one of their fave hobbies. ‘Cause lately? When I’m not reading my book, I’m thinking about it, and how much I’d rather be reading than working :)
What book are you reading right now?
What’s your all time favorite book?