Tuesday, October 1, 2013

What I've Been "Listening to" Lately

I am currently on week 26/30 for my marathon training.  This means that essentially all I do these days is run and recover from running.  

I am not a runner and scoff at people that list running among their hobbies.  I am also really slow, so it takes me considerably longer to complete my runs than actual runners.  Friday, I ran 18 fun-filled miles. Including stretching, it took me just shy of 4 hours.  

4 hours is a long way to drive a car.  4 hours is a ridiculously long way to run, especially if you HATE to run.  Listening to music only entertained me so long and so I started to listen to audio books.  I run a little slower, but at least it has help me keep running and not imploding from sheer boredom.

I've been listening to a lot of books by Sarah Dessen.  They all are about a teenage girl, who is somewhat of a social misfit and struggles with the relationship she has with her parents.  She always meets an amazing boy, who helps her to come out of her shell and to become the type of girl she has always wanted to be.  There are no surprises and everyone lives more or less happily ever after. There is just the right amount of teenage angst to keep things interesting.  

I was a little surprised by the amount that I've read, but I've read all these:

What Happened to Goodbye
Keeping the Moon
The Truth About Forever
Just Listen
Lock and Key
Along For the Ride

I was going to tell you which one was my favorite, but they are all pretty much the same and a perfect running distraction.  Have you read any of her books?

1 comment:

  1. I also listen to books for podcasts when running now. I can't figure out how in the world to load them onto my phone from the library (help!) so usually I end up listening to free stuff like This American Life, Pop Culture Happy Hour, Joy the Baker, or Bones are White short stories.