Sunday, July 10, 2016

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? / #FitReaders Check-In - July 11, 2016

Hello, hello everyone!  It seems like I just did this update post, thanks to this week going so quickly.  Also, I wanted to thank all of you who had insight on my State of My Shelves post.  As I said, I'll keep you all updated--I've decided that I'll do an official update on the first Wednesday of each month...so stay tuned!


So, this week was a challenge.  I got hit with a nasty head cold on Monday  (yes, the 4th of July.  Yay...).  I don't think I'm alone in saying that I would rather have a head cold than a stomach bug, but the bad part of a head cold is that it sort of lingers long after you feel better.  I'm still hacking and snuffling and I've been feeling better since about Tuesday or Wednesday.

1 - At least 77,000 steps a week
Sunday, 7/3 - 15,191 steps (7.5 miles)
Monday, 7/4 - 6,796 steps (3.09 miles)
Tuesday, 7/5 - 8.100 steps (4.39 miles)
Wednesday, 7/6 - 13,532 steps (6.28 miles)
Thursday, 7/7 - 7.424 steps (3.34 miles)
Friday, 7/8 - 12,319 steps (5.53 miles)
Saturday, 7/9 - 14,302 steps (6.43 miles)
TOTAL: 77,664 steps (36.56 miles)
Wow...I didn't know if I had made my goal until I added it up just now!

2 - 2 strength training workouts
This one didn't happen this week

3 - 96 ounces of water a day
Well, I had at least 5 days of this.  We were camping this weekend and I lost track of my water for Friday and Saturday since I track it on my FitBit app and we had no cell service.  I managed to track my food in the notes on my phone until I could log it into the WW app, but apparently tracking water was just too darn difficult.

4 - Complete the 30 in 30 challenge
Sigh...this is going to have to be an August goal.  I ended up not going for my walk on Thursday.  I needed to wait until my husband came home so he could watch the kids and, but the time he was home, we had some pretty heavy rain.  And, despite the fact that I've spent most of my life in the Pacific Northwest, I detest walking in the rain (and there were threats of thunderstorms), so I had to start over.


Right now, I'm reading:
The Valley by Helen Bryan
Folks, I have to get this done.  I think my review is scheduled for 7/19, so time is running out.  I will say that, FINALLY, the story seems to have begun...but I'm still having trouble with this one.  I realized that I DNF'd the last Helen Bryan book I tried, so she just might not be an author for me.

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
Folks, am I the last person on the planet to read this book?  And, yes, this one did come from my TBR, so you know, I'm true to my word on that one.

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Well, hello Eliza!  I've been waiting for you!











Last week, I finished reading:
Dietland by Sarai Walker (finished 7/6, review 8/2)
I have this curse going with my book club in that I really dislike the books I suggest.  I thought could dodge the bullet here since I co-suggested it with someone, but apparently not.

The Last Woman Standing by Thelma Adams (finished 7/6, review 7/20)
Well, well, well....it looks like that trip to Tombstone back in March paid off...

Swear on this Life by Renee Carlino (finished 7/10, review 8/9)
This is my LAST Netgalley book for a while!  I actually went in and deleted all my other ones that were waiting in the queue.  I kept this one only because I had read another one of Carlino's books and really enjoyed it.  This one, in my opinion, was even better.  AND I now can start in on my Kindle backlog!


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