Reading in 2019

Of all the books I read in 2019, the following deserve a mention. Did you read any of these? Or do you have some recommendations for my 2020 reading list?

  • In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto – Michael Pollan
  • Outliers: The Story of Success – Malcolm Gladwell
  • Small Fry: A Memoir – Lisa Brennan-Jobs
  • Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigations of a Lifetime – Ron Stallworth
  • The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery – by Ian Morgan Cron, Suzanne Stabile
  • Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future – Pete Buttigieg
  • Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner (Foreword), William J. Winslade (Afterword), Isle Lasch (Translator)
  • When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi
  • Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church – Rachel Held Evans
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants – Malcolm Gladwell
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis – J.D. Vance
  • I’ll Be Gone in the Dark – Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn (Foreword), Patton Oswalt (Afterword), Paul Haynes (Contributor), Billy Jensen (Contributor)
  • Becoming – Michelle Obama
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption – Laura Hillenbrand

Running in 2019

  • Ran a half marathon in Ireland — so scenic!
  • Ran my first full marathon EVER. Meh.
  • Had my first serious running injury — Peroneal Tendonitis. Spent 4 weeks in a boot and many weeks recovering.
  • Fell out of love with Hokas.
  • Used an online running coach to help me get back on my feet.
  • I got in a few runs in Maui, HI. Can I go back?
  • Started an effort to radically reduce meat in my diet — and yes, it was before I heard of, or watched Game Changers. šŸ˜‰
  • Welcomed Hokas back into my life.
  • Didn’t trail run nearly as much as I should have.
  • Started a new training plan – Hanson’s Half Marathon Method. So rigid and mileage heavy, but I like it.
  • Started training for the Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon in Virgina Beach. Hoping for a PR.
  • Fell short of my annual 1000 mile goal, but ran my biggest month EVER in December at 160 miles.
  • Back again in 2020 as a BibRave Pro.
  • Fell out of love with Hokas again. I need new shoes.