Thursday, May 31, 2012

Music, Books, Miles, and Looks of May

Music:



10,000 Stones by Adrianne - I found this thanks to Pandora.  I love the sound of her voice.



Phonebooth by Maroon 5 - I think this song has a catchy beat.  I will probably buy it for my running play list!

Books:

It was a slower reading month for me, mostly due to the crazy number of hours I studied this month - over 100!!

The Imperfectionist by Tom Rachman - This book is a collection of short stories about the various people who work for a newspaper in Rome.  I usually do not like short stories, but these were all related, so I really liked it!


The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond - This was a haunting book about the disappearance of a child.  It was a fast, engaging read, but definitely a heavier read.


Room by Emma Donoghue - After having multiple people recommend this to me, I finally got around to reading it.  I read in in the span of about 5 days, which is a testament to how good of a book it is.  It's told from the perspective of a 5 year old who has been locked in an 11 x 11 room with his mom his entire life (his mom was abducted).  It is really disturbing at times, but definitely worth reading.

Miles:

I had another strong month of running.  I ran a total of 89 miles.  I expect that number to be over 100 next month as I will be able to do all the run club workouts now!  I feel good about the base I have built coming into marathon training season.  I have some work to do, but at least I am in decent shape.


Looks:

I really did not wear much that could be considered 'notable' this month.  The only outfit that really stands out in my mind was the business suit I wore when I presented at that conference in Denver.  I usually hate business suits, but I actually really like this one!  It's navy, so a little different from your typical black or gray suit.  I got it from Banana Republic, which is my go to place for business suits.




19 comments:

Raquelita said...

You look fantastic in that suit! I'm glad you had such a strong month of running. I have mostly just done short, easy runs since I've been in Madrid, but I think I'm ready to start trying to get back to slightly higher mileage soon.

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

I love Maroon 5! Good job keeping up with the running, I would imagine that has been especially important with all of this running! Maybe I never to give Room a try again... ah! How is it possible I don't like a book that everyone likes?!

abbi said...

Lots of running, reading and studying. Looks like another strong month for you...bet you are so glad the studying is almost over!!

pinkflipflops said...

you are adorable! i want tobe you when i grow up! ;)

Stephany said...

That suit looks so good on you! I am not a fan of suits on myself (I can't stand constricting clothes!). You look like Mega-Business Woman. :)

Barb Geier said...

Power suit! Beautiful!
I like these monthly posts. Very interesting.

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I love that Payphone song! That will be a great one to add to a running playlist.

Glad you liked Room! It was one of those books that I just could NOT put down!

Leigh said...

I loved the book the Room. Definitely very disturbing at times, but a good read overall. Love your suit! I don't have a reason to wear one for work, so I don't own one. But love yours!

Caroline said...

I love that suit! You look so good in it!
I haven't read Room yet, it's on my list though

paigearoo said...

For the record, I think 90% of my new music in the last 2 years has come from your monthly round up.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I think it's great how well you kept up with running through these studying months. As someone else mentioned I'm sure that really helped you clear your head!

I love that navy business suit. It looks so good on you!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

I liked Room as well. I can't believe that even with all the studying and working and traveling, you still managed to run and read so much! I know I have said that before, but when you list it out, it reminds me again! I love that suit! I think I saw it when I was there, but it's definitely a classic.

Only a few more days! Woo hip, as you like to say!

Marlys said...

Suit is awesome! I love it! The book "The Room" sounds intrigueing! I may have to read it! Saturday is a-coming and you will be free to run your heart out!

Melissa said...

Room was one of my favorite reads last year! If you liked it, you should check out a novel called 'Land of Decoration' which is told from the perspective of a 5 or 6 year old little girl. Apparently it's amazing!

crystal said...

Im glad you liked Room, although I knew you would! I love that suit too, and your hear looks awesome in that picture!

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I love the song too, it has a deep meaning that a lot of us can relate with.

Jeanie said...

You look exceedingly professional -- great suit!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Very professional looking!

Cherry Blossoms said...

Love your hair in that photo!