1) My legs are going through marriage counseling right now. Once I read Competitor’s article “Single-Leg Drills For Balanced Running,” I decided it was time to face the hard truth that my legs are going through a rough patch and need time to focus on themselves.
2) Right before I moved back to DC, I traded in my mahogany Fender electric-acoustic guitar for a ukulele. I’d had that guitar for nearly two years and I could barely strum a chord because my fingers hurt so bad when I pressed the strings and my hands were too tiny to wrap all the way around the neck. I decided a ukulele would keep my dreams of learning a string instrument intact with the added benefit of portability right before a big move. To aid me in my musical adventure, I downloaded the book Ukelele Mastery Simplified: How Anyone Can Quickly Become a Strumming Chords and Melodic Uke Ninja. They say not to judge a book by its cover, but any book cover that has a picture of a ninja strumming a ukulele on a white sand beach is immune to this rule. Continue reading “My Reading List: August 18 – 22”