Ok: I’m behind on putting up my workout totals, so I’ll get that out of the way.
August 26–September 1, 2007 workouts
bike 5:32 (longest bike ride to date, 51.8 miles–wahoo!)
run 2:54.08 (fall-back week, so no really long run)
total 9:12:44 hours
September 2–8, 2007 workouts
swim 1:15 (new swim group workout)
bike 2:22 (no long bike ride this week-couldn’t work one in around the Labor Day soccer tournament PLUS moved to the next Sunday)
run 7:13 (includes an AWESOME 5-hour greenbelt run-very happy about this workout)
total 10:50 hours
Today I rested and I sure needed it.
Total non-workout related commentary: I finished reading Cormac McCarthy’s The Road yesterday. I can’t remember the last book I read that gave me nightmares…maybe Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot or The Shining ‘way back when I was in high school.
Holy shit–do NOT pick up this book lightly, especially if you are a parent.
Did I like it? No.
Do I think it’s thought-provoking and discussion-worthy? Yes.
Do I think it was all that well written? Not really but you’ve gotta give major points for the idea and his ability to create a horrific, fear-infused mood. I woke up with my heart racing, whimpering, afraid of the dark.
I’d like to re-read it to think about it better but I’m not sure I want to relive the experience. If you thought the movie “Children of Men” was dark, forget about this book.