PERFECT FOR READING ON VACATION, MONDAYS SHOULD BE LAZY, and not get you “down” like rainy days do, as the song by the Carpenters tells us. It’s the first real non-weekend day of a holiday.
The entire week of fun lies ahead, so anxiety about getting back to the daily grind should be at it’s lowest, especially if you are true to the spirit of vacation and not checking devices for grind-related mail or messages. If you wish to get lost in a great book and read it from start to finish during your break, Monday is a perfect day to start. According to NationalDayCalendar.com Wednesday August 9 is Book Lover day…you’ll be all set to love a book!
Perhaps you planned ahead and picked out a book specifically for this time. If not, find one left by a previous guest in the summer place you are staying, order one online that can be delivered instantly and read on a device Or perhaps there's a neighborhood book exchange or free library nearby in which to acquire one.
If you have never ‘listened’ to a book, give it a try. Download an audio book that you can play in the car to entertain everyone as you drive to a vacation destination. Or, listen while walking to the best vantage point for the sun to rise or set, hiking, or another activity. If it seems there’s never enough time to enjoy a good book, perhaps there’s time to hear one.
There are some newer running books, classic running books, or an entire world of non-running books you can enjoy on the beach, in a cabin, or on your own patio or porch.
RUN AND VACATION HAPPY!
“What (Books) to Listen to This Summer”. A compilation of recommendations by book critics of the New York Times Book Review
“7 New Must-Read Running Books” 2016
“25 Greatest Running Books Of All Time” from Competitor.com
GoodReads Listopia: “Books that Everyone Should Read At Least Once”
“These Are the Best Books of June” by Kevin Nguyen for GQ.com
“33 Of the Best Books for Men” GQ Magazine 2016
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. In 1978 I began participating in 10K road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health and longevity.
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