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25 July 2013 @ 11:03 pm
It's 15 days out to SeaWheeze…  
And I am wondering if I am crazy to coincide #seawheezetraining with #projectspeedshorts… Yes? No?

I'm feeling better, lighter, but the weather is still hot and humid. (Note to self: This is why I do January/February half marathons.) I am still looking forward to visiting Vancouver and sight-seeing on my end-of-summer vacation of sorts.

Non sequitor: on my reading list/imaginary nightstand are

1. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan, the second installment in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians five-book series (my voice teacher's son included The Lightning Thief in my birthday parcel :) it was interesting and a fast read, reminiscent of Harry Potter (misfit kid with hidden gifts, sidekicks, quest, treachery, betrayal, etc.) and included the Greek myths that I enjoyed as a kid.

2. Wheat Belly by William Davis, M.D. A yoga teacher friend of mine posted a fact that features in the book, that ingesting 2 slices of whole wheat bread raises your blood sugar more than just eating plain sugar… I've been making an effort not to eat processed foods, dairy, and wheat products as I amp up the final days of training, so this will be an interesting read.

What is gross to me is the preview video stated that wheat contains a protein (not gluten, something else beginning with a G) that endows wheat products with a morphine-like quality -- so you want more wheat products and food in general! Eeek. I knew cheese had that ability, but bread, too? Well, no wonder grilled cheese, pizza, etc. are such "comfort foods." YUCK.

3. Unfinished (finish ASAP!): Salt, Sugar, and Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald (a re-read for the first time in 5+ years)
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (may she rest in peace). One of my favorite books, ever, I've loved it since we first read it in 6th grade. I still have my dogeared, highlighted, underlined copy today :)

4. To read soon: Running with the Buffaloes: A Season Inside with Mark Wetmore, Adam Goucher, and the University of Colorado Men's Cross Country Team by Chris Lear
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer
Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture by Peggy Orenstein
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling (although I suspect, like Tina Fey's Bossypants, which was still quite hilarious in book form, this would be 100x better as an audio book with Ms. Kaling narrating!)