Looking Back: April

Dear May. You are my favorite month. You are the month of flowers and of long days spent outside where it is just the right temperature. You are the month of my birth, mother's day and a long weekend. You are a month full of road trips and races and friends and family. I am ready for you. Bring it on.

Dear April. You were sweet, but it's time we part until next year. There have been fun times. Let's remember them fondly.

Running: The month started off with the Lake Sonoma 50 miler. Then I had a 7 day rest before running another race, which was a loop course and was boring as heck. Otherwise, I did not really run much, as I was basically "tapering" rather than doing what I am supposed to do, which is to be training for the big daddy in July. However, due to two long races, I ended up running about 150 miles. This is unconfirmed because my Garmin has decided to either eat my run completely, poop out in the middle of the run, or refuses to upload onto the computer. 

Reading: While not running as much, I did end up reading 7 books this month. I also started maybe 3 that I only got half way on and then put down. The books were (in order of best to worst):

All the Light we Cannot See (5 stars)
At the Water's Edge (3 stars)
Tiny Beautiful Things (3 stars)
We are All Completely Beside Ourselves (3 stars)
The Book of Unknown Americans (3 stars)
The Life List (3 stars)
All the Bright Places (3 stars)

Travel: Besides traveling for the two race weekends, I also went to Jackson Hole for some hiking (in the snow) and to NYC for a work trip, where I also met up with some friends for the weekend. Basically I was not home very much on the weekends this month! I would like to say that May will be quieter, but that is not true, as I have something planned for every weekend. In fact, as I write this, I am preparing to go to Yosemite. Vive le spring and summer!

And there you have it in a nutshell. There have been some other things going on which have pretty much consumed any and all of my free time in the past couple of months, but I cannot talk about it yet. Once it's over, I will definitely have a lot to say, but for now, mum's the word. Stay tuned.

Also, sorry I have been slack on commenting on your posts! I am there, lurking on Feedly, but not commenting. I will be back in a month or so, don't worry.... 

Did your month of April go by fast or slow? What month is usually your busiest? What book should I pick up at the library next?


  1. I want to read All The Light We Cannot See! Glad to see you gave it 5 stars.
    If I don't get a chance later this month, I just wanted to say, Happy Birthday!!! :)

  2. Wow that's a fun month! I know you are looking forward to an interesting may as well. Have fun!

  3. April FLEW by! I had two trips and a ton of work, and before I could blink, it was over.

  4. April flew by. It felt like it was about 2 months long! Basically the months of June-September tend to be the busiest for me as I am running the most during those months and trying to pack in as much outdoor fun as I can since our 'warm weather season' is so short!

    I can't wait to hear more about your camping trip! Phil and I are talking about trying camping this summer. We have no equipment, though, so will try to borrow some things for our first trip to make sure we like it before investing in things of our own!

    As far as book recommendations, maybe We Were Liars? It's a super fast read. It's technically YA but it doesn't read like a YA book.

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  5. April flew by for us as well! At first when I started reading this post I thought you were recapping May and I was like ummm, she knows May just started right?? Haha.

    You still fit in a lot of running and reading for being so busy!!

  6. I have All the Light We Cannot See on my list to read this summer, and I liked At the Water's Edge.

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