i ♥ magazines. i cannot and will not go to the gym without a fresh copy of something. i have trained for marathons on treadmills in the company of such fluffy distractors as us weekly and elle and have loved doing it. i’ve gotten through many a speed workout in the company of runner’s world. and i’ve planned menus — sweating all the while — by flipping through cooking light or rachael ray.
recently i’ve discovered that my hip actually seems to prefer the road to the treadmill, and i’m pretty sure i can’t read during the 30-day shred. so, i’ve built up quite a backlog of unread periodicals. it’s not the expense i mind so much (more on that later) but more the clutter factor and effect on the environment (although i usually bring them to the gym for others to enjoy after i do, or if not i always recycle, of course).
i will say that cost-wise, there are a few ways to get magazines on the cheap. one way is to go through ebay — i got something ridiculous like 3 years of us weekly for $20 that way! another strategy is to use airline miles — perfect for when you have mileage remaining on an airline you don’t really fly anymore. i also used to love netmagazines.com, but a quick perusal of their site this morning has been a big disappointment — no more 5 for $30 deals like they used to have!
what are some of your favorite magazines? not like i need ideas for any more paper to consume, but i’m just curious. please tell me i am not the only one reading this much trash (us weekly excluded, of course. we all know that is a very scholarly, literary publication worth everyone’s while.)
is it really almost the weekend? exciting! today, another resident and i are going into an inner city durham high school to teach about various health topics. after that, assuming i survive, i am planning to have a relatively quiet catch-up sort of weekend with a big fat to-do list plus a lot of relaxation time. yay!
workout: 5 miles @ 8:57/mi on the treadmill. it wasn’t bad, but my hip didn’t love it as much as the road. i can’t believe i’m finally converting to outdoor running after all these years!
doin’ time: my sister came over for dinner and i made a super-easy martha meal, spinach penne with ricotta and pine nuts. thumbs up for ease, including a quick clean-up since only one pot is used! i accompanied the green goodness with some roasted roma tomatoes. lycopene city!