Hmmm since I got my iPad I seem to be going through a phase of reading, dare I say it, ‘self help’ books – maybe it’s because I can read them safely without people seeing the cover – in fact I just realized I can avoid the shame of being caught reading ’50 Shades’ that way – no I haven’t read it yet. Anyway when I talk about self-help I don’t mean ‘helping me become a better person type books’ – more ‘how to attain a goal books’ or ‘books that inspire’. For example the first book I read on my iPad was ‘Born to Run’ by Christopher McDougall. It really was a great read for an amateur runner – really fun and inspiring – or so I found anyway. Okay now a confessional warning – I am a fan of the US version of The Biggest Loser – I don’t watch every season but those I have I have found incredibly inspiring – and I love Bob Harper. Bob is one of the trainers on the series and is great t.v. – his Facebook page is fun to follow too. Anyway he has a book that has been on the best sellers list for a while – ‘The Skinny Rules’. Sadly I got suckered in and bought it. Now I think we all know what the rules are to keeping slim (I really wish he hadn’t used the word skinny – no one should want to be skinny) – and this book really states the obvious – but still it’s written quite light heartedly and I am enjoying dipping in and out of it to keep me focused on my goal of losing a couple of pounds ready for my marathon training.
Did someone say ‘marathon’? Ah yes that little race I signed up for in January – suddenly January seems very close indeed. So now I am on the search for a book to help me train for my marathon. MM keeps saying just run more but my mind set tells me I won’t have to do that if I just read a book about it…I’m such a sucker! The one I have my eye on is called ‘4 Months to 4 Hours’ – brilliant – just read it and do a bit of training and I can run Miami in 4hrs – perfect! If only that was all there was to it…Now I just need to find the book entitled ‘Stop Shopping and Learn to Save Millions’.
This is my outfit from yesterday – I went to see the fabulous O’Neil again for a haircut wearing my bright pink J.Crew chino shorts, AllSaints Pipali tank and Sam Edelman suede Louie boots in tan suede (yes I have the taupe rose too) which are my favorite boots for a while – really comfy and I love the fringe. I promise the photos will improve soon – the bathroom floor went down yesterday!