I Read for Ten Miles

Filed under: Check-it-out, In the Wild, Reading, Running

I read for 10 miles yesterday!!! Wait that sounds a little weird. Let me clarify–I ran my longest run ever and the whole time I was running I was listening to a really awesome audiobook!!!!!! There are not enough exclamation points for a sentence like that. LOL! And it gets even better because I’ve acclimated to having a brain where half my attention is completely absorbed in the awesomeness of the story, but the other half is studying writing technique. *fist pump*


So, if I wasn’t clear about the awesomeness of what was going on, I spent about two hours of my busy day multitasking in the best of ways. I got to exercise while being simultaneously entertained and educated. And the bonus plan was that I didn’t have to feel bad about my Wednesday night bowl of ice cream because I burned 1,000 calories on that run. The only thing that was kinda tough was staying awake long enough to get my own writing done for the day–especially when everything (including my fingers) hurt LOL! I think today I’ll read the old fashioned way…snuggled up on the couch.

Anyone else reading for distance? Any audiobook lovers in the crowd? They are great in the car (can still be measured in miles) LOL! And they also make folding laundry a much better experience. Any guess about what book I finished on my run? I’ll give you a hint…it’s an adult apocalyptic novel getting a lot of well earned buzz. I really loved it.

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  1. Tell me!! So I can add it to my audible queue 🙂 I just finished listening to THE MARTIAN and wow. That was so so so good. I listened while I was cleaning or knitting. I listen to Writing Excuses podcasts while I work out 🙂

  2. I love this post, and that you measure your reading in distance 🙂 Ten miles is amazing! Audiobooks really do make the time fly by.
    I also want to know what book you listened to! Station Eleven?

    • Yes!!!! So good. Did you read it????

      • No- not yet! I have the audio on hold at the library though. So glad to hear the audio is fantastic! My husband is reading it in print and loves it. I’m listening to Outlander now (33 hours!) You could burn a lot of calories with that series 🙂

        • Haha!!! I’ve read Outlander in print and on audio multiple times already–I started that one in the 90’s Loving the TV series BTW!!!!

  3. I LOVE audio-books! But have to say, I’ve never tried it on a run. Thanks for the idea! Okay, dish it…what book? I need an adult to bounce to. Been reading MG my kids recommended. <3

    • It’s called Station Eleven. Super awesome world building. Great characters. Very amazing story threads and with the Ebola situation the creepy factor wax just upped a few degrees.

  4. Seriously? I would fall into a bush and never be heard from again!

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