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#Fitreaders Weekly Check In (for the first time in months)
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Is anyone else struggling with the time change? This should be the easier one since we set our clocks back but I wake up early and feel so tired. Hope I adjust soon! In the meantime I'm taking advantage of my extra time in the morning to work out. I've been walking with one of Leslie Sansone's workouts (3 mile walk). Usually I do one mile but occasionally challenge myself to two or all three when I have the time. I haven't noticed a difference yet but it is still early and I'm glad to just be exercising again.
Last Sunday-walked 1 mile
Monday-walked 3 miles
Tuesday-walked 1 mile
Wednesday-walked 1 mile
Thursday-walked 1 mile
Friday-nothing (though I took the stairs at work and the doctor's office)
Saturday-walked 2 miles
On Friday I went to see a gastroenterologist and it looks like I'll need to have an endoscopy later this month to figure out what's going on with my acid reflux stuff. I have been having symptoms since January 2014 without much relief and have been on all kinds of acid reflux medicine. I've made some diet and lifestyle changes (no acidic food or caffeine and no eating after 9 p.m.) which have helped a little. Hopefully the test will shed some light on what is wrong and if there is anything else that could help.
Today is the day I'm going to see the Moscow Ballet performing the Nutcracker. My sister and mom will be going with me. It'll be nice to do something special with just the three of us. We haven't done that in a few years. On Monday before I return home I'll be going out for brunch with my dad so I get to spend some time with just him too. I felt bad about not inviting him to the ballet but the tickets were pricey and he isn't into that kind of thing :)
Last week on my blog:
Lord Fenton's Folly by Josi S. Kilpack (review)
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (reread)
I've had the audio version of this for a few years and finally decided to listen to it. Once I got used to the narrators (not a fan of Katherine Kellgren here-she was very whiny as Sadie) I was drawn into the story.
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
I liked this mystery though I did figure out who the killer was early on. Jo is at times naive and at other times really forward thinking. I appreciated the inclusion of forensic science with the crime solving. I didn't care for Donnelly's mermaid series but here she returns to historical fiction which I think is what she does best.
Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante by Susan Elia MacNeal
I really like this series and it is nice to see Maggie returning to form after the trauma she's been through. It was interesting to see the Roosevelt administration from a different perspective too.
What I plan to read next:
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Winter by Marissa Meyer
I can't wait to read this one! I am sad it is the final book in the series but I need to know how it all ends!