Looking at my 2019 book recap, I feel I did a pretty good job getting through my 2019 book list! Between reading books and listening to audiobooks I made through a lot!
New year, same love for making lists. This year’s book list contains a few books leftover from last year’s list and several new ones. In no particular order…
Trust Exercise by Susan Choi just won the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction. So, naturally, I added it to my library queue. To my surprise, it was almost immediately filled. It’s not a super long book so I brought it with me on my recent trip back to Minnesota for Christmas.
Over the weekend Nolan and I ran the 2019 Jingle Bell 5K in Covington, KY. It was Nolan’s target race from his couch-to-5K training. After running the Thanksgiving 5K in 33:33, his goal was to run it faster than 33:33.
I stumbled upon this Empress Josephine Book while in an old bookstore in Paris. I read some of it while we had an afternoon glass of rosé. When we got home I checked it out from the library.
Before feasting, Nolan and I ran the 2019 Life Time Turkey Day 5K at the Deerfield, OH Life Time Fitness. The weather was great for running, the route was good, and Nolan got a 5K PR!
It took me about 2 weeks to listen to The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff audiobook. “Inspired by true events”, it’s a very riveting story of the British female radio operators working in Occupied Europe during World War II.
Call me crazy, but two weeks after the Marshall University Marathon, I ran the 2019 Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon! It’s such a fun race!! I got the usual pre-race jitters, but as soon as I got started those went away and I loved running the #stripatnight!
The 2019 Marshall University Marathon was my 4th marathon and and my 2nd fastest time, but I still made mistakes. Thankfully my very supportive crew from Tri-State was there to get me to the finish line.
Just like that, the leaves changed and started falling, the temperatures dropped, the beloved PSL came back! Wrapping up October 2019 with a short recap of the month.