Happy Summer Solstice Reading List
Well after my last post I thought it was time for something a little cheerier…is that a word. I tell you it must be that steroid shot because I am feeling a lot better…my how emotions can change. I’ve had these books for a couple weeks but I thought it would be fun to share my summer reading list on the first day of summer.
The Skinny Rules: The Simple, Non-negotiable Principles for getting to THIN by Bob Harper.
The Skinny Rules presents a list of 20 straight forward rules that will help you lose weight. I’ve already read some of this book and the rules are not that complicated and there’s nothing we already don’t know, so it’s really a matter if we want to follow them or not. The one thing I did learn reading the book so far is that Bob Harper is no longer a Vegan. I found this interesting since that seems to be the way to go these days. He found that his body needed the meat. As he said he was getting ”soft”. Now he does have a caveat though that if you do eat meat make sure it’s organic, grass-fed, free range, low-fat, etc. He also mentions eggs as a great source of protein but again he favors egg whites and not always the yolk.
The Long Run: A New York City’s Firefighter Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete by Matt Long
Matt Long had run several elite races and even completed an Ironman prior to being struck by a 20 ton bus while cycling to work during a transit strike in December of 2005. Would he be able to compete again?
I’ve already read a few chapters of the book and I find it compelling and quite inspirational. He goes back and forth with stories about his pre-accident days, his childhood, his family and I assume I’ll read about what he accomplishes after he gets out of the hospital. So far it’s a great read.
The Accidental Athlete by John Bingham
I’ve even read a bit of this book. It’s basically a story about how a middle aged man changes his life and becomes the athlete he always wanted to be. He shares poignant stories about his childhood and his not so successful turn at athletics during his school days. I imagine men will relate more to the stories but I find it interesting nonetheless.
My Life on the Run by Bart Yasso
I have yet to read this book at all but I wanted to read it since I’ve heard Bart Yasso on some podcasts and found him quite interesting. He’s also the Chief Running Officer of Runner’s World magazine. I’m not sure what the book is all about but I’m sure it’ll be a good read as well.
I also have Born to Run to finish. Most have read this probably but I never got around to finishing it. The type was small and since I’m not the best reader it was a bit hard to follow but enough excuses…it’s time to finish that one too.
I also have the rest of the Hunger Games trilogy on my list.
So that should keep me busy for the summer :-) The links take you to amazon to read more about the books and buy if you like :-)
Happy Summer Reading!!