Sunday was supposed to be an easy day of 9 miles, and I did exactly nothing. How in the heck am I supposed to make up 9 miles. I guess I can't, but it was Super Bowl Sunday...I just didn't feel like running, and I haven't a good excuse. I'll try to get it together and do a double on Tuesday.
I had nothing for lunch, and I came home and gorged on junk food. My 10.5 mile run was fueled with potato chips, tortilla chips & salsa. Let's not forget the vitamin water. Despite my ridiculous fueling strategy, the run was fine, and it resulted in two reviews.
First, I finished an audio-book: Light Falls: Space, Time, and an Obsession of Einstein by Brian Greene
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is a very short audio-book that attempts to make Einstein's theories accessible to a layman. In truth, I didn't understand anymore about Einstein's theories than before I read the book, but I did enjoy listening. The narration was good, and the historical anecdotes were very interesting. It's a good book, but hardly amazing. It only scratches the surface of Einstein on any level: academic, professional or personal. I do think that anyone who reads this will have an idea if they want to seek out another book about Einstein. Be warned though, Einstein was a pretty terrible husband and father, so if you want to keep him on a pedestal, stop now.
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Second, I got a chance to tryout my plan for the Nathan SpeedDraw Plus Insulated Flask (18oz.).
I have been trying to figure out a way to carry my obnoxiously big phone. My master plan was to pack tailwind powder in a pocket, carry the phone in its pocket, but put no water in the flask. When I hit a water fountain around the halfway mark, I filled up the flask with water and added the tailwind.
The verdict is mixed. Without water, it's perfect. With water it is very heavy. I can carry this on an easy run or recovery run, but never on a more difficult workout. I'm one step closer to fixing my phone problem.