Weekend RecapPosted: March 29, 2010
Saturday: usual upper body strength training (3 sets, 12-18 reps of bicep curls, triceps, chest press, shoulders w/ 5lb weights), plus ab workout
Sunday: walking hill intervals, 20 min.; 15 minutes running @ 11min/mi pace
Made it out to the local library’s annual book sale. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I have a serious weakness for library book sales. I put myself on a strict $5 budget. Hardbacks were $2 so I mostly avoided those. (Although I did find an amazing hardback copy of The Secret Garden published in the 1960’s that had a lovely little handwritten note on the inside cover dated 1968. It had wonderful lime green tree illustrations on the inside jacket. Okay, so maybe I should have broken budget for a classic. Lesson learned.) Here’s what I walked away with.
The classics and poetry always suck me in (I walked around for nearly an hour carrying a paperback version of Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, Deathbed Edition, before ultimately deciding that’s one I’d actually like to have hardback). Eat, Love, Pray…okay, I’m a little behind on my bestsellers (I’m also behind on movies, tv shows,and… well, most things. I like to go at my own pace). I was really excited to find a copy of Joyce Carol Oates’ We Were the Mulvaneys. While I hate that the copy I purchased has a huge Oprah Book Club stamp on the cover, I’ve been wanting to read something by Oates. She’s been one of America’s most prolific authors since she published her first novel in the 1960’s and I’ve never read a single one of her works. Shame on me! Here’s what I was up against at the book sale.
Cook books offer a nice transition into my weekend cooking adventures. Amazing meal of the weekend…homemade stromboli.
Alright, ya’ll. That’s my weekend recap. Hope everyone has a good week ahead.