Thursday, February 11, 2010

want. to. read.

right now there are a few books i am dying to read. fortunately, i have time because my grad school apps are done! my goal is to get these books before i go on my cruise so that i have some "light" reading to do lounging on the decks with my handsome and health conscious boyfriend. AHHHHHH i am so excited about this cruise and these books that i think i might explode. AHHHHHHH

okay, in a particular order, the books i want to read are:

Racing Weight by Matt Fitzgerald
This is definitely my number one reading. My running obsession, Scott Jurek, recommended it. Therefore, it is a must read.

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth SteinEven though this one has nothing to do with running, it is about dogs. And i love dogs. And one dog in particular. Duh. Thanks, Leslie, for blogging about this one. If anyone knows any other wonderful dog books that are NOT Marley and Me and DO NOT involve a dog dying, send them my way.

The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Running by Robert PriceMost of the time, i just make up my own weight training schedule. But, it would be nice to have a set weight regimen for a while. Of course, i would add in my beastly squatting whenever i wanted to. Goal is to get up to 225 pounds.... but why stop there? why not 255?

The Athlete's Plate by Adam Kelinson
This looks like it has some really good recipes. Most importantly, it has QUICK recipes. This book understands that runners spend most of their spare time running, so there isn't as much time for gourmet meals. Can't wait to buy this one and eat yummy food.

If you feel like getting me a present, any of these books will make my heart (and running legs) smile! :)

ultra love


  1. you'll love Art of Racing in the Rain! let me know what you think of it!

  2. don't think I didn't notice your little challenge in there. 315 by the end of the year