Happy Friday-eve! I am so glad today is Thursday. It’s the end of the year, which means absolute craziness at work at the moment and I cannot WAIT until Friday night when our year will be over (in terms of work, I mean). Anyone else feel this way when it comes to work & end of the year tasks? Phew. It really is exhausting! I’m getting to the gym early this morning so I can get my run & strength in early before getting into work early as well. Trying to finish out the year AND month strong!
OK so you probably already know that I set this goal to read 12 books in 2018 and I surpassed it (currently at 18 for the year)! SO I figured I would give you my top 3 favorite books I read this and would LOVE to know what the top three favorite books you read this year were!
3. North by Scott Jurek & Jenny Jurek- This book was incredible. Reading more about Scott’s journey and his development with running gave me so much more respect for him and I also could relate to him a lot. It resonated with me on so many levels how he started running because of his mother’s MS and how that was a big push for him to find new challenges. I also really loved his book Eat & Run. Both are excellent reads.
2. Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor- This book was amazing and I will absolutely be re-reading here shortly when I’m in the thick of marathon training. I love her tips and tricks for long runs, approaching running in a new viewpoint and challenging herself when things got tough. I honestly feel like I need to take notes when reading this because it was THAT GOOD.
1. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight. I LOVE LOVE LOVED this book. I really cannot recommend it highly enough. To put it over Deena Kastor’s book is pretty high (it’s honestly a tie for me, but this one had that extra suspense throughout it because I didn’t know his story). I would love to read this book again right before traveling to Eugene because it’s got so much great history about Nike & Nike HQ & its beginning. I honestly had no idea half of what happened to the business and while I don’t necessarily support its practices now (being such a large chain and all), I completely respect the entrepreneurial spirit of this book.
What books were your favorite reads of the year?
End of the year- what are you most looking forward to on NYE & in 2019?
Any big plans for New Years?!? —> we always go to bed early, but I think we’ll try doing an ‘appetizer’ dinner for something fun!