Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Reading

It might be just because I am stoked on the Kindle, as you probably gathered from yesterday's post, but I have made a commitment to watch less TV and read more books. I've always been a pretty voracious reader and I still read a ton of newspapers, magazines and other media, but I need and want to get back to books. So, similiar to running, I have set forth a goal: to read 10-15 books in 2009. I think this is doable.

Thus far in 2009 I've read Dark Summit, an Everest account (6.5 on a 1-10) and The Historian (7 stars. Faltered towards the end and far, far too long). On the docket is The Lost City of Z, which is thus far excellent (I'm about a quarter way through) and Emergency: This Book Could Save Your Life by Neil Strauss, author of The Game, which is one of my all-time favorites. ANyway, you can probably sense a (not so) new obsession coming on. I am all ears in regards to recommendations.

Who knows, maybe I'll even start a 'virtual" book club of sorts on these pages.

In other news, I have a little adventure planned for tomorrow morning. The plan is wake up at o dark hundred, eat a quick breakfast and head out and run to work, which I estimate, depending on the route (which I am unsure of) to be somewhere between 13-16 miles. SHould be pretty cool: down the mountain from our house to the flats (hoping to avoid wayward cars) down through the towpath from Mill Valley to Sausalito and then climb up the Golden Gate bridge (if I time it correctly I should be on the bridge when the sun comes up), down the Bridge to the Marina and run water side to the Embarcadero to my office. Should be pretty gnarly. I'll post a brief wrap up tomorrow.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

be sure to look both ways before crossing and call as soon as you get there.gs

Nicholas said...

This is tight as hell. where do you plan to shower? This has been the most difficult consideration for all business hours training I have attempted to undertake. Full accounting upon completion, please.

thanks,
nick

gailaj said...

Good luck with the run...some of my most satisfying runs were during the NYC transit strike a few years ago, when I was still working in NYC and commuting to Queens....I ran from midtown, over the Queensborough bridge, and through Queens home to Bayside..I think it was over 15 miles...something to be said for using human power to commute! PS Run a few miles for me, I don't know if you got my recent e-mail, but I'm currently in a cast recovering from Achilles surgery :( Gail

michael said...

let me know how that strauss book kicks off. one of many i've been eyeing for next-up on kindle...