Posts Tagged ‘the cloud roads’
So I am doing the One Hundred Push Ups challenge. Have made it to week two, day three, middle column. I may be in week two day three for a while because, much to my surprise, push ups are really hard.
I also reached a limit on what my knee will do so I have started weight training and exercises specifically for bad knees. I was hoping I could work up to around two miles but it is pretty clear I need more muscle around the knee and a little more flexibility in it before I try and increase my running distance. I have thought about cycling but I am (this is embarrassing) afraid I’ll hit a bump and fall off, smashing my knee to bits. I was a little worried about adding in weights but after a couple of days (I do weights M-W-F) my knee is feeling good this morning. Very solid. If it holds thru the cardio I will be a happy camper.
My copy of The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells is on it’s way. I may even get it today. I would dance happily about the room in joyful anticipation, but uh, I am too sore from the push ups.
In some odd cosmic crossing of the time and space streams, Bruce Mcallister sent me a copy of Dream Baby for review. I will do so…as soon as Kahuna and I negotiate which one of us has first possession and reading rights. I was sort of in the lead until I got the email about Cloud Roads (since I didn’t want to pause in the middle to switch books). However, Kahuna is already reading a novel so I may just snag Dream Baby and stealth read while he is distracted.