#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for November 18th – 24th.
  • I’ve passed the 700-mile mark for the Charity Challenge! I have less than a hundred miles to reach my goal.  It feels so awesome!
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 6/5
  • Steps: 46,501
  • Miles: 18.92/15.33
  • Total Miles: 712.52/800
  • Active Minutes: 168/150

Building The Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post where I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • Unf*ck Your Brain by Faith G. Harper
  • Unstuck by James S. Gordon
  • Murder Past Due by Miranda James
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Finished:

  • Come November by Katrin van Dam

Total pages read this week: 614

Total books for 2022: 82 of 85.

Come November gave me a lot of strong feels and brought up a lot of dark memories that made it pretty obvious that there are parts of my childhood I haven’t fully processed. Needless to say, it’s been a rough week for me, emotionally, so a Cozy Mystery and some Middle-Grade Fiction felt like just the kinds of books I need right now. I’ve been reading them in the afternoon and before bed instead of continuing to read the two mental health books I’ve been slowly making my way through in the morning.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for November 11th – 17th.
  • I’m posting this later in the day than I normally like, but the Boyfriend and I went shopping for everything we need to make Thanksgiving dinner, and that took quite a bit of time.
  • I am so excited to be less than 10 miles away from hitting 700 miles!  I’ve been trying to hit that miler marker for the Charity Challenge for years, and I just barely missed it last year, but this year I’ve got over a month left to go.  I know I won’t reach 1K miles, but I think I might still be able to get to 800.  I’ve adjusted my goal accordingly.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 2/5
  • Steps: 30,537
  • Miles: 12.46/15.33
  • Total Miles: 693.60/800
  • Active Minutes: 46/150

Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post where I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • Come November by Katrin van Dam
  • Unf*ck Your Brain by Faith G. Harper

Finished:

  • Adventures in Opting Out by Cait Flanders
  • A Killer Edition by Lorna Barrett
  • This is Your Brain on Depression by Faith G. Harper

Total pages read this week: 435

Total books for 2022: 81 of 85.

Since I only have 4 books left to reach my goal for the year, and I typically read 6 or 7 books in a month, I’ve started listening to podcasts again instead of back-to-back audiobooks. I’m also doing some things in silence that I used to only do while listening to something (crocheting for example), in an attempt to give my brain a break. To top it off, I’m reading more Non-Fiction than I normally do, thanks to restarting the Miracle Morning practice, part of which involves reading books about whatever it is you want to work on. For me, that means my mental health, so I’m reading about that for 10 minutes each morning.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for November 4th – 10th.
  • I’m posting this a day early since I’m not working today because it’s Veterans’ Day.
  • I typically don’t do anything special on Veterans’ Day, even though I am a Veteran and there are tons of free and discounted things to get and do for Veterans and their families on this day.  However, that usually means crowded places, which stresses me out.  I would rather stay home and relax.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 4/5
  • Steps: 37,307
  • Miles: 15.13/19.25
  • Total Miles: 681.14/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 113/150

Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post where I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • Adventures in Opting Out by Cait Flanders
  • A Killer Edition by Lorna Barrett

Finished:

  • Amphigorey Also by Edward Gorey
  • Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  • Strange Fascination by Syd Moore

Total pages read this week: 516

Total books for 2022: 78 of 85.

I’m feeling like I need to take it easy right now and not push myself to do anything, including reading anything “difficult.” I’m also trying to get back into taking care of myself a little better. A Cozy Mystery and a book about intentional living seemed like the perfect reads. On another note, I’ve put myself on a book-buying ban after realizing that I bought far more books than I read in the past couple of months, and I don’t have enough shelf space for all of them. My book-buying ban will last until I have room on my shelves, which might take me a while since I’m slowing down a bit.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for October 28th – November 3rd.
  • During my most recent physical therapy appointment, I tried out a TENS unit to see if it would help, and it was amazing!  I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t in any pain, and so this is a game changer.  I’m continuing with my physical therapy, of course, but I now have a lot more hope that I can start doing a lot of the things I haven’t been able to do for a long time.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 4/5
  • Steps: 41,524
  • Miles: 16.87/19.25
  • Total Miles: 666.01/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 136/150

Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post where I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • Amphigorey Also by Edward Gorey
  • Dead Leprechauns and Devil Cats Grady Hendrix
  • Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  • Strange Fascination by Syd Moore

Finished:

  • The Witches by Roald Dahl

Total pages read this week: 907

Total books for 2022: 75 of 85.

Tomorrow is the last day of Readers Imbibing Peril, and I will have finished all of my current reads by the time I go to bed on Halloween. That will mean I finished 20 books for the challenge, which I think is the highest number of books I’ve ever read for RIP. I’m also down to the last few episodes of “Supernatural,” though I don’t think I’ll get to the end before tomorrow night. The Boyfriend and I watched the movie “Malevolent” last night, and “The Ritual” on Friday night. We’re planning to watch another horror movie of some kind tonight, though we don’t know what yet, and tomorrow night we’ll watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” that I finally bought on DVD (thanks to it now only being available for streaming on AppleTV).

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for October 21st – 27th.
  • I’ve been tired a lot lately.  I assumed it was because I’ve been in a lot of pain, and there’s been a lot going on over the past couple of months, and the weather has not been helpful either.  It turns out that, while all of that is definitely true, I’m also low on vitamin D again (I had to be on a supplement a few years ago).  I’m now back on the supplement, and I’m hoping that my energy will improve soon.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 4/5
  • Steps: 39,028
  • Miles: 15.80/19.25
  • Total Miles: 649.14/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 113/150

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for October 14th – 20th.
  • I’m posting this later than usual due to the #Readathon over the weekend, which was a lot of fun!
  • I start physical therapy today, after having an initial appointment to do an assessment and then discuss goals.  I’ll be doing 8 weeks of physical therapy, and then the spine specialist and I will reassess what we’re going to do from there.  The good news is that she says I don’t need surgery.  The bad news is that I am likely to never be 100% pain-free.  Instead, our focus will be getting me to the point where I can do more with less pain.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 4/5
  • Steps: 39,285
  • Miles: 15.90/19.25
  • Total Miles: 633.34/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 135/150