Monday, June 25, 2012

50 shades...

I finally joined the bandwagon and picked up 50 Shade of Grey.   I tend to read entertaining books, I could care less if it has any literary merit.  When I read, it's for pleasure.  I also tend to get hooked on books that some people roll their eyes at, which is fine, to each their own.  So with saying that...I loved 50 Shade of Grey.  I couldn't put the book(s) down- I read all 3 in 4 days.  I stayed up til 1am reading.  It was a fun story, perfect for a summer read.  Sad part was I really didn't want to do anything else until I finished them.  Including, gasp, running! (actually, I did have legit reasons for not running) 

Here's a great review from another blogger if you curious about 50 shades

And if you haven't seen the SNL amazon commercial for 50 shades...I'll let you goggle it, when you want a laugh.

Air Force Training  Week 6

Sunday- Canton Half marathon 13.1 in 1:51
Monday-Spinning 17 miles easy (just to flush out the muscles-seems to really help me after hard runs)
Tuesday- off
Wednesday- xtrain- tried Jillian Michaels 30 day shred DVD
Thursday- spinning 23 miles hard
Friday- off
Saturday- 5.5 miles- dead legs still from the half
Sunday-9 miles with Carrie

Next week, looks like a new distance 14 miles.  I'm nervous about it.  We might go to the running store in town that does running groups- just to break it up.  

Do any of you run with a group (esp. UAR)?  How is it? 
Do you prefer groups or running solo? 
Anyone else read Shades of Grey?


  1. I also consumed 50 Shades like my life depended on it. I like to mix it up with the runs. For long runs groups do seem to make it go faster but sometimes there is nothing more satisfying to me than a good run - just me and my iPod. I am going to run with UAR on Saturday morning. I really enjoy those group runs. Hope to see you there!

  2. Head hanging low, yes I read 50 Shades! I only read the first, however, and haven't made up my mind about 2 and 3!

    I do a mixture of solo running and running w/ a group. I am on the board of our local running club, which is 2,000 strong. I met all of my best running friends there and we do about 3 runs/week together.

    Have a great weekend--I am running 14 tomorrow also!


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