dragon run gates

estimated 3 min read

I don’t know either. I’m struggling on titles, so they’ll be random for a while.

It’s been a rough few weeks so I’ve been diving a little stronger into the epic fantasy and going out on longer pain-free runs. YUM! No, I will not combine them. For one, I want the joy to last as long as possible so I’ll do them one at a time. Secondly, one does not ruin a gorgeous time in the trails by closing out with headphones. Additionally, I have almost been run over by deer. More than one and more than once. I now wear bright clothing at all times and all places.

The White Dragon (Pern: Dragonriders of Pern, #3)The White Dragon
by Anne McCaffrey
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There’s just something about young Lord Jaxom and Ruth that make me smile and want to reread this story whenever I feel bad. It’s not a soppy feel-good novel, but I like how they look at no and find out how to find a yes without disobeying every rule in the book. I think this is one of my more favourite Pern novels, perhaps because of where it falls in the time line and my love of exploring the impact of science and technology on society.

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never SeenBorn to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
by Christopher McDougall
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This is the first book I’ve read and experienced in all three formats, I started off with the physical book in my hands, then I moved to audio book (from the CD’s!), and then my ebook hold came in at the library.

Was it worth it?

Yes. While McDougall wanders all over the place, I found that there is a consistent trail he follows:

Enjoy running.

It’s simple, n’est ce pas? We don’t need gadgets and gizmos and whatnot to do what we’ve been doing. Without all of that clutter and stuff. Sure, hydration is uber important and wicking tees are nice, but there is no need to over analyze (something I did in high school when I was slow and tried to compete).

Just go out and be a five year old again. Smile and laugh while running. You’ll have fun and want to get out there more. At least I do. My four and a half milers — while a tiny distance — are now pain free and I have to force myself, due to “commitments” to return and curtail my runs.

The Gates to Witch World (Witch World Chronicles)The Gates to Witch World
by Andre Norton
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I arrived very late to Witch World. I wanted to read it in as close to order as I could and for reasons I do not understand I had a difficult time getting my grubby paws on copies of the books.

I’ve now read bits of the Estcarp Cycle, the High Hallack Cycle, and The Turning. I’m very happy now to be able to understand the world better by now having read The Witch World, but it wasn’t really necessary to enjoy the later cycle stories. I really want to look more into Norton’s world and character building. Her writing drew me in and kept me until I stayed up late to finish. What other compliment can I give other than I started reading slower and slower because I didn’t want it to end!