This most recent book I finished that is my gym bag book. My gym bag book is often non fiction, sometimes about running but also likely to be a biography. It is a book I can put down. It may be a book that I was reading, couldn't get into and decided to make it my gym bag book rather than abandon it completely. This theory is a foolish one because I only read while warming up, cooling down and the occasional break. A book in my gym bag does not get read quickly. But back to the above book. I enjoyed this book a great deal. I liked the writing style (Ben Cheever, son of John Cheever) He discussed many things running in a very entertaining style. I am going to check with T and Emily. If neither of them are interested I will pass it on to one of you who wants to read it. Next up in my gym bag: Running on Empty which I will review and also have a giveaway.
When I said that I made running scrapbooks on my last post, believe me I was using the word very loosely! I have binders with plastic sleeves that I stick things in. They do not have prettily bordered pages with cute cut outs. There is nothing wrong with that, I just don't have the patience.
AJH, THE COACH
Unbelievably some women I work with have asked me to coach them to a 5K. This discussion began over some adult beverages so I didn't think too much about it over the weekend. But the talk was still going Monday morning. We have already met and planned our "first" race. It is in early May which is not that far away but everyone is game. I had thought July 4 might work but two of the runners will be gone. One race was declared in too boring a spot so now we have a race where it is pretty and rather hilly. It is a race for a charity that I did last year and liked (the charity) very much. We will run/walk together twice a week with everyone doing at least one more run/walk on their own. Three of the women have very young children and time is an issue. Some of us will do the local 5K on July 4 and I am planting the seeds of a late summer/fall race in their heads. These are all great women and I can't wait to get started! They may not know it but I am not going to let them get away with only one race.
From a racer who walked
(This is a horrible horrible
picture from Beach to Beacon)
To a runner who ran races
(Second Vermont City Marathon -
pink hat/blue shirt - in heaven!!)
To Coach - No Photo Yet!