A teeny library arrived in the mail today!
Has anyone read any of these? I got the entire load from Better World Books for less than $30…and promoted literacy! For each book you buy from this website, a book is donated to someone in need through non-profit organizations. Better World Books also gives a portion of every book purchase to nonprofit literacy partners. With charitable outcomes like that, I don’t even feel bad about being the compulsive clearance book buyer that I am.
The package came at a perfect time though. I was having a sad day because my phone randomly stopped working (it’s kind of old I’m due for an upgrade), but my phone carrier’s nearest store is 3 hours away, so I took it to a different phone store, who couldn’t do anything except set me up with an entirely new phone plan, which I declined. Long story short: phone drama and I’m currently flying phoneless. It’s odd to think that cell phones are a relatively new norm because I feel anxious and lost in the wilderness without one (*as I facebook chat with my mom and Skype with Ryan*).
The other good part of my day was yoga with Andrea! Andrea has done plenty of yoga and convinced me to take a Tues/Thurs evening class with her all summer (convinced me= “Andrea, are you taking yoga this summer? I want to join you.”)–I was inspired by Lauren’s yoga story as well. It’s a beginner class, so I am keeping up okay…although if we spent any more time in downward dog, I would have faceplanted because we were seriously there forever, and my shoulders were shaking.
I’m still taking a break from running until my right knee feels 100% normal, so I’ve been rolling out my quads and IT band daily…so painful! I think my IT band actually cried tears of pain today within 10 seconds of touching the foam roller. I’ve also moved my “mileage” inside to my favorite cardio machine, the AMT:
This morning, I did intervals of :30 hard, :30 easy and :40 hard, :20 easy. This machine is perfectly placed directly in front of a large window wall, so as long as the sun isn’t shining in your eyes, an hour on the AMT is tolerable…even kind of enjoyable.
When’s the last time you had to go phoneless for more than 2 days?
Go-to song on your playlist right now?