Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Running Loot

I ended up with some nice running gifts on Christmas Day--five running books, two shirts, and one DVD (see photo). Plus, an IOU on another DVD that may arrive today ("Unbreakable"--the latest Western States 100 documentary). Sweet loot from the wife! Thanks wifey. I now have 139 books in my running library. The books are also listed on the side of this blog via "My Library" link. Guess I should stop writing and start reading.

Hope everyone had a merry Christmas.  The new year is around the corner...that means a blog post looking back on 2011...and plans for 2012.

NOTE: The running streak is still alive. Today is day 33 of a planned 100-day streak.

8 comments:

Ian said...

Wow, nice haul Chris. Let me know what Unbreakable is like when you get it (PS no mail today, it's Boxing Day LOL). Like those T shirts a lot, I need to get one.

Chris said...

Ian,

The shirts came form No Meat Athlete on the web:

http://www.nomeatathlete.com/

Boxing Day. Another Chelsea draw!

Ian said...

I've been on that site before.

Boxing Day. Another United win!

janak said...

Chris,
Nice to have the largest personal running library! But I have a serious question. Aren't you by now a running expert already? What can you learn more than you know from these books? I do enjoy stories about running - like "Born to run" but not advice. I get advice from fellow runners which is personal and to the point.
-Janak

Chris said...

Hey Old Professor Janak,

Can't we always continue to learn? The books mainly serve as motivators, but I usually learn one or two new things.

David said...

Marshall Ulrich's book is very interesting, and certainly not a "how to" book. The Charlie Engle angle was fascinating, especially after having seen the movie "Running the Sahara" and then his subsequent incarceration. Also, Marshall was a really personable guy to my wife when she met him at the Boston Expo this Spring.

Chris said...

David,

Marshall is a really nice guy--met him at Badwater and he was the most humble and low-key runner around.

The Running Bran said...

Awesome gifts there! I got the Lure of Long Distance Running as well and have read Run! and Running on Empty before...both excellent books.