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On the agenda today was a 6 mile run.  No problem.  Or so I thought.  I still am getting light-headed and nauseous around mile 5.  I don’t know what’s going on.  I ate about 1/2 hour before I started and I had water with me.  Maybe I need to start bringing Gatorade too.  I don’t know.  I’m very confused and I’m starting to get nervous about my 10 miler and half marathon.  I really would prefer if I don’t throw up while running 😦  How embarrassing would that be?? 

I’ll figure it out I’m sure.  Running’s all about figuring out what works for you, right?  Trial and error!!  Needless to say, 6 miles turned in to 5 followed by a lot of prayer that breakfast would stay in my stomach.


Book Review

I remember watching this movie when I was younger and I loved it.  Well, a few weeks ago I was wandering around the library and ran across the book.  I started it right away and couldn’t put it down.  The book goes more into detail about the horrors of being stuck in a foreign country with no way to get out.

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Question of the night:

What is a recent movie you just watched and enjoyed? <—- we just finished The Lincoln Lawyer and it was really good!!


As we all know, I love to read.  One of the best things about the building I work in is that there is a library right across the street.  I can literally hear the angels singing….. 🙂

On my lunch hour today, my friend and I went over there to scope it out.  Aside from the obnoxiously loud receptionist, it was like a small slice of heaven.  There have been a few books I’ve been trying to get my hands on, but they have been out.  Today some of them were in and I snatched them right up. 

I read a review about “French Women Don’t Get Fat” over at AFoodieStaysFit and I have been practically climbing the walls waiting for it to get back to the library.

I actually wanted to read “Freakonomics” first, but it was out so I went ahead and got this one.

I’m sure I’ll never touch fast food again after this book.  However, I said that after watching “Super Size Me”, and that happened for about .0265984 seconds.  I haven’t touched the chicken nuggets.  Watch the documentary and you’ll know why.

Do I think I will have them all finished in 3 weeks?  Nope.  But they are in my possession now and I will just keep checking them out.  Muhahaha 🙂

The library has nice little baskets to put your books in while goofing off roaming the aisles.  This was ours:

My friend just had a baby (love that guy so much) so there were some cutsie baby books in there too.


Book Review

 I finished this today

In all honesty, I was completely disappointed.  It got such great reviews.  I wanted to just skip pages so I get to the end and start another book.  I hate when that happens.

To me, the book was ALL OVER THE PLACE.  It’s written as Rueben telling a story.  It randomly jumps from present to past.  Right near the end, I started to get a little in to it, but not enough to where I couldn’t put it down.  Boo 😦


Question of the night?

Have you ever been super excited about a book and it ended up being a total bust?

Hey there!! I'm April. I'm the writer here at Motor City Runner. I'm 26 years old and have a passion for running, all things fitness, healthy eating (most of the time), and everything sweet!! I am also training for my first half marathon. Feel free to stick around and watch as I make the journey to 13.1 miles!!


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