Whooo-eee! It is hot here! Oregon, at least until the last few years, didn't have especially hot summers. That, however, has changed. We were at 92 today, which is unusual for June. I can't complain, though...it beats the rain!
So, a little housekeeping first. So far this year, I've done well with a 2 review a week schedule. However, due to my April and May reading slump, I'm running out of scheduled reviews and much of what I have on my immediate TBR are books to be reviewed for specific dates. So, the rate of reviews is going to slow a bit. I don't want to push myself, and not enjoy what I'm reading, just to get reviews out there. Oh, and lesson learned--next year, I am going to NOT post reviews in May (as well as in December).
Okay, onto the weekly check in....
Folks, I rocked it this week! Part of my success is that I decided to do a 30 in 30 challenge. I just have to walk (or stroll...it doesn't need to be a "workout" walk) 30 minutes outside for 30 days in a row. I started it last Monday and I've been successful so far.
1 - 70,000 steps a week
Sunday, 6/19 - 10,862 steps (5.02 miles)
Monday, 6/20 - 13,829 steps (6.25 miles)
Tuesday, 6/21 - 14,416 steps (6.52 miles)
Wednesday, 6/22 - 11,391 steps (5.12 miles)
Thursday, 6/23 - 12,032 steps (5.41 miles)
Friday, 6/24 - 14,154 steps (7.04 miles)
Saturday, 6/25 - 12,504 steps (6.18 miles)
Total: 89, 188 steps!!!! (41,54 miles)
2 - 2 strength training workouts each week
I got THREE in!
3 - 96 ounces of water a day
I accomplished this on 5 days, and the other 2 days were both over 64 ounces
Now, next week I'm volunteering at our church's VBS each morning, so I'm not sure how well I'll do. I doubt I'll be able to get in to the gym for early morning workouts, so I'll have to see if I can figure something else out.
Right now, I'm reading:
So, the description of this book totally sold me. Settlers in Colonial Virginia? That is totally my jam. However, I'm not far into this yet and I can already tell that it needed more editing. There is far too much exposition and I just want the story to start! I'm sticking with it because I really hope that once we finally get to the story things will work out (and I agreed to review it), but I'm not overly optimistic at the moment.
This book is reminding me quite a bit of Where'd You Go, Bernadette?. So, if you liked that book, you would probably enjoy this one. Unfortunately, I did not particularly care for that book and I'm a little worried about how this one is going to go. It is my next book club book, so I can't NOT read it, but I'm hoping that it is a better fit for me than Where'd You Go, Bernadette?.
Right now, I'm listening to:
Again, still chugging along, but not as quickly as I'd like. I need to catch up on some podcasts before I can plunge deeply into this one.
Last week, I finished:
I have to get on the stick and write my review of this one. But, here's a little non-spoiler...I will be doing a giveaway with this one--and TWO people will win!
This was a quick read, but incredibly powerful. It was definitely one that will stick with you!