Friday, October 25, 2013

Fitness Friday–10/25

Happy weekend, friends! Another week has come and gone – it’s hard to believe at this time last Friday, I was driving to New Orleans for a quick Disney trip with friends. In turn, I have absolutely nothing exciting or thrilling going on this weekend, apart from cleaning out my garage (parrrrtay, right?).

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Here’s a recap of my workouts this week:

Currently training for: Woman’s Half Marathon - December 8, Louisiana
Rock N Roll New Orleans Half Marathon – February 2, 2013, Louisiana

Saturday – 6.5 mile run around The Boardwalk/EPCOT area 
Sunday – Rest Day/Travel Day
Monday – Cross Train, lots of squats and lunges
Tuesday – 2 mile quick run with Madalynn
Wednesday – Ran out of time to workout – busy day 
Thursday – 3 miles with Jason 
Friday – Plans for cleaning out my garage…wahooo!

This weekend, I’m attempting a solo long run because my friend Heather is running the Marine Corps Marathon and my friend Kelli’s husband is doing a Half Ironman! I’m so excited for both of them, can’t wait to hear how their races turn out!

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In other non-working out news (which is totally not a Fitness Friday but whatever), I began reading the Divergent trilogy 2 weeks ago. I wanted to wait until it was close to the release of the third book, Allegiant before I began the series. I have to say, I loved the first two books…LOVED them. I was really digging the third book, until someone pointed out the negative reviews it was receiving on Amazon. Uhoh.

I’m the type of person (always have been) that spoils the end of books for myself. As a teenager, I used to get about halfway into the book, then become impatient and flip to the end to see what happened. I know I’m not the only one out there because my Aunt-In-Law told me that she does the same thing. Anyone else feel me on this one?

I won’t spoil the book for you, but I will say, about 10 chapters in to Allegiant, I flipped to the end and skimmed the last page – I felt ok with the ending, everything seemed fine. Then came the Amazon reviews. Whoa. Obviously my “skimming” at the end of the book left a lot of details out.

Despite knowing the ending, I’m still going to continue reading the book, although that question was debatable last night. However, I am VERY glad I know ahead of time what happens and the warning of what is to come. This is going to be interesting, I’ll let you know my thoughts once I’m finished with the book.

Any other Divergent trilogy fans out there? Have you finished Allegiant? If so, what are your thoughts?

14 comments:

  1. I LOVE the Divergent series! I just downloaded Allegient the other day but haven't started it yet. I'm in the middle of another series. But I will probably read the first 2 books again before I start Allegient. I always get details mixed up lol! Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend!

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    1. I know what you mean - when there's a huge gap between books, I get confused. Hope you enjoy!

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  2. Ooh, I canNOT wait to get Allegiant....but I'm trying to save money so I'm waiting (and waiting and waiting) for my order to come in at the library. Such a good series!

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    1. Totally understand! Hope it arrives soon!! :0)

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  3. I'm currently reading Divergent after hearing a lot of people compare it to The Hunger Games. I really like it so far. =)

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    1. YES! That's what I thought, too! Loved Divergent! :0)

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  4. I read the first two Divergent books earlier this year and just downloaded Allegiant. I'm finding that I don't remember much of what happened in the earlier books as far as who did what and which character was which. Sadly...this is not unusual for me. I read so much, AND I have a mind like a kitchen strainer, so when I follow a series, I often forget the previous book by the time the next one comes out. Hopefully this weekend I can dig into it. I haven't read any reviews yet, but it doesn't surprise me that there is negativity out there. It seems that whenever people get invested in a long-lasting story, they get irritated when it doesn't turn out the way they want it to. My philosophy is that I'm the reader, not the writer. I'm along for the ride, and I have no say as to how it goes. It's someone else's story to tell.

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    1. That's totally it! Someone commented on that very fact - this is the writer's story, not the readers! Hope you enjoy the book!

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  5. I never read the ending ahead of time, but know friends who do,. It reminds me of when I was a kid and saw the Christmas gifts from Santa ahead of time....did not like it one little bit! Have fun cleaning out the garage, we are cleaning out the vegetable garden!

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    1. It's funny you said that, I'm all about surprises and have never been tempted to open gifts ahead of time. There's just something about books, though..don't know what it is! Hope you had a great weekend, Pam! :0)

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  6. I have not read this series, but my students love it. They keep asking me to order Allegiant...Now you have me wanting to start the series!

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    1. If you like the Hunger Games, you'll like these! :0)

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  7. I have not read these books, but maybe I will need to.

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    1. I really enjoyed the first two books! Still working on the third...if you like Hunger Games type fiction, you'll like these!

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