Me to not enter a bookstore when it is right there and I have extra time? Unheard of. The first book that caught me eye? This:
It looks like everything I dream about in a book: a memoir, running, and writing. It is perfect for me! While I am dying to start reading it ASAP, I am saving it for my plane ride on Friday.
Then, with running on my mind, I went to the running section. I had an idea about what I was looking for. It took me a while, but then I saw one copy hidden away.
I am usually not one to A) jump into fads and B) follow set training plans. But I have heard plenty about this method and while I know most of what the method is (training for a marathon with more overall weekly miles, but less distance on the long run), I do love reading the background of plans. Plus, it is always nice to have an extra marathon book lying around.
Do I think I will follow their plan entirely for my next 26.2? Probably not, but I will most likely incorporate some of the ideas into it. For instance, I REALLY must start running faster miles faster and slower miles slower.
So this is what I will be reading on my flight. I find reading about running before a race puts my mind in a strong, confident place going into race day (See, I told you I could not NOT talk about this upcoming race?) What book is on your bedstand book right now?