Thursday, February 2, 2012

Three Things Thursday

1.  Pay It Forward

Last summer I purchased and read Run Like A Mother:  How to Get Moving – and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea {from Another Mother Runner}.

The book contains a lot of great information including tips for beginners and seasoned runners, mothers or not.  It’s both entertaining and easy to read as well as inspirational.  I am not a mother but I still enjoyed the book.  And, I like to pass it on for someone else to enjoy in the hopes that they will pass it on when they are finished with it too. 

If you are interested in reading this book, please leave me a comment with your email address and I will contact you for your shipping info and send it to you.  If I receive a lot of interest in the book I will randomly choose a recipient using {on Monday February 6th}.  I will then pay for shipping to send the book to the new recipient and all I ask in return is that whomever receives the book pays it forward when they are finished and passes it along to someone else to read :)

I paid for this book and I will pay for shipping so that someone else may enjoy reading it as much as I did.  All opinions are my own.


2.  More Books

Since I’m already talking about books … I’m currently reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and The Long Run:  A New York City Firefighter’s Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete by Matt Long and Charles Butler. 

The Kite Runner is very different from the typical type of book I would choose to read.  I borrowed it from my SIL last summer and I’m just now getting around to reading it.  I am captivated by it and enjoying reading it. 

From Amazon“The timely and critically acclaimed debut novel that's becoming a word-of-mouth phenomenon. An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present.”


The Long Run is a book I’ve been wanting to read for quite some time, ever since I read the article about Matt Long in Runners World.  This book is inspiring and emotional.  More than once I’ve found myself tearing up while reading it.  This book, for me, is a page turner that I find hard to put down once I’ve picked it up.  I am less than 100 pages in and I can’t wait to see how the story is going to unfold.

From Amazon“The Long Run is an emotional and incredibly honest story about Matt's determination to fight through fear, despair, loneliness, and intense physical and psychological pain to regain the life he once had.”

From Runners World:  “Matt Long had life by the horns—until the day he got crushed by a 20–ton bus. Though the firefighter and Ironman suffered horrific injuries, he somehow survived. Then he had to learn to live again.”


I’m also currently attempting to read The Bible, in its entirety, before the end of the year.  I found THIS reading schedule for reading it and I’m quite a bit behind but looking forward to spending some time catching up.

3.  11 Things & Pushups

11 Things --- I’ve been tagged, twice, to do the 11 Things post that is traveling around the blogosphere.  I hope to get it published soon and I’m wondering who yet hasn’t been tagged.  If you would like to be tagged leave me a comment and I’ll tag you!  It’s quite fun :)

Pushups --- Yesterday I started a new challenge for February, Pushups!  I found THIS calendar on Pinterest and decided to modify it.  Want to participate?  Leave me a comment with your email address and I will send you my “schedule” for daily pushups!  Maureen at Buttoning my Jeans already expressed interest in participating.  Anyone else want to join in?

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Want to receive Run Like a Mother?  Leave a comment stating that you want to read it and your email address.  If I receive a lot of interest in the book then I will randomly choose a recipient using on Monday February 6th.

Want to be tagged for the 11 Things?  Leave a comment letting me know you haven’t been tagged yet!  I’m going to post my 11 Things on Sunday February 5th … if I don’t have anyone to tag then I’ll just break the rules and not tag anyone.  Just call me a rebel :)  Hehe.

Want to participate in the February Pushup Challenge?  Leave a comment expressing your interest and your email address and I’ll send you the schedule I put together.  Or you can use the calendar I linked to above and modify for your own needs :)

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Not interested in any of those things?  No worries.  Tell me what you are interested in and … what book(s) are you currently reading? 


giraffy said...

Bah pushups! I'm in for the pushup challenge!

Sarah said...

Jesse, I would love your "Run Like a Mother" book. I've heard great things about it and was just about to buy it.

Sarah (shuffar at gmail dot com)

christa said...

Jesse, I'd love your RUn like a Mother book!! And I'd love to hear more about this push up challenge. I just posted my January recap with the books I've read in January, I am reading THe COnfession by John Grisham right now. The Kite Runner is good, we read it for book club, Also written by the author is A Thousand Splendid Suns, written from a woman's point of view, Awesome book!!
Happy Thursday!

Anonymous said...

Ooh! Would LOVE to get your Run Like a Mother copy!
(erinballou at charter dot net)

MCM Mama said...

I loved The Long Run. I started the Kite Runner, but I had to return it to the library. I need to try again soon.

BTW, I tagged you for the 11 things - please don't tag me LOL.

ajh said...

I loved The Long Run. I heard Matt Long speak last summer and that made it even better. Very inspiring book

Debsdailylife said...

I would love to read the book!! Thansk for the chance to win, and pay it forwards.

Maureen said...

I have just read the first chapter of that book but I am excited to get into it!

I did 10 push-ups on Wednesday and then I totally forgot on Thursday! I'm lame! I will do them tonight though :).

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I would love to read the book too! I have heard great things about it.

Marisa @ The Pace of my Life said...

The Long Run is a great book, too!

That Pink Girl said...

Oooh, I've been wanting to read Matt Long's book too. I'm sure I'll cry the whole way through! What an incredible story of strength and determination!