I have a vacation recap post in the works, but I want to attach some pictures first. So in the meantime, I’ll give a book update.
I never ended up reading Between a Rock and a Hard Place. I guess the movie was enough for me. I did, however pick up two books from the library. I was hoping to read them on vacation, but I never really got around to them.
First off is Scott Jurek’s Eat & Run. I’ve only made it a chapter in and it starts with him puking his guts out in Death Valley, halfway through Badwater. Sounds like my kind of book. I also noticed that there’s at least one recipe for every chapter. I hear there’s a recipe that calls for the Tempeh that I bought from Trader Joe’s a month ago.
The second book is a much lighter read, The Runner’s Rule Book by Mark Remy. Mark Remy does the RWDaily Blog (now called Remy’s World). If you’ve seen the RWDaily Motivational Posters, that’s his doing. I’m only about 1/3 through it, but some of my favorite rules so far:
Rule 1.66: Dogs Are Harmless Except When They Are Not
…If an aggressive dog does threaten you, yell “No!” in a deep voice and try to put something between you and the dog such a bicycle or a small child.
Just kidding about the small child. They can bite, too. And they don’t recognize the word ‘no’.
Rule 1.57: Before a Race or Long Run, Strong Coffee is Your Best Friend
Science has shown caffeine to aid athletic performance. my own experience – and that of many runners before me – has shown coffee to provide another rather stimulating effect. And one that you might appreciate even more than the performance boost.
I won’t get into the details here. Let’s just say a cup or two of coffee about an hour before I run is part of my , um, regular routine.
What runner doesn’t enjoy a good poop reference?
Anyone else read these books or any others? What did you think?