Friday, January 6, 2017

Friday Favorites

It's that time again... That day of the week where I put together a blog post with an assortment of my recent favorites (whether it's an event, an activity, a product, a race, etc). Feel free to link up and share what you are digging lately too!

Paul's Boots

I had heard about this story from my hubby, who learned about it from a podcast he listens to [The Dirtbag Diaries]. I don't want to ruin it for you, but the quick synopsis is Paul always had a goal to hike the Appalachian Trail. Unfortunately he passed away before he could see that dream become a reality. His wife decided to reach out and see if she could at least get his BOOTS to hike the trail. The film captures some of the adventures that his boots made along the way.

Unicorn Pajamas

I don't know if any of you follow me on other social media platforms, but I mentioned this story briefly a couple weeks ago. The hubby and I share an Amazon account - which has never been an issue before. Well, he wanted to surprise me with a Christmas gift and ended up buying it on our joint account. I accidentally saw it when I was checking the shipping status of some gifts we had mailed to his mom's house and had to fess up that the cat unicorn was out of the bag. Although he was a little bummed the surprise was spoiled, he was still super pumped about the gift (as was I)...

The magic of Christmas may not last year round (we will be taking down all of our decorations this weekend - sadness), but UNICORN MAGIC IS FOREVER!

Running Beyond Empty by Ben Kruser

I was contacted by the publisher of this book a few weeks ago. They wanted to know if I'd be willing to give the book a read and pass along my feedback. I'm always down for a good story and since I'd be flying to (and from) Michigan for the holidays I figured I'd check out the novel on the flights. It's a fictional story set in the Catskill mountains of NY State.

It is an easy read (I got through the 365 pages in about 6-7 hours) and very entertaining. I won't give the whole plot away, but the premises of the story is a mother and daughter who are working through the challenges that life has thrown at them with the sport of running (along with some colorful characters) helping them persevere. It definitely kept my attention and I'd totally recommend it to anyone looking for a quick read.

What are you digging lately?


Sommer Johansen said...

I'll have to check out Running Beyond Empty, I grew up in the Catskills!

Meesh said...

Oh my gosh. That unicorn onesie is superb!

Unknown said...

The days are getting longer in Canada YAY!!!!!! I'm also diggin that super sweet unicorn 🦄 cozy pj!