I'm having a difficult time moving out of vacation mode. I'm tired, sore and unmotivated, for that I blame Fitbit's weekly stat report. Below is yesterday's report summary:
Hi Toad D., here are your weekly stats.
4/14/2014 to 4/20/2014
Wed, Apr 16 WEEK'S MOST ACTIVE DAY
Thu, Apr 17 WEEK'S LEAST ACTIVE DAY***
88,855 TOTAL STEPS (2100 steps/mile)
12,694 steps DAILY AVERAGE
BEST DAY 17,767 steps
213,549 total lifetime steps
6.01 miles DAILY AVERAGE
BEST DAY 8.41 miles
*** Thursdays and Sundays are rest days.
I was hesitant to buy a pedometer figuring that once I knew how far I walked I'd lose interest in tomorrow. So far Fitbit has kept the dogs and I moving, but we are too tired to care any more. Perhaps we need to join someone's friend group.
II. Two Books
The other of more general interest is "The Ayatollah Begs to Differ" by Hooman Majd.
Mr. Majd, the son of a Iranian diplomat during the Shah's reign was educated in Britain and the US, now lives in America, and is a frequent visitor to Iran where members of his family still live. Iran is still too misunderstood in the west and Mr. Majd attempts to lift the veil and give westerners a look at how the people, government and the Shia branch of Islam coexist. He provides a clever look at and context for modern Iran.
III. Tom: the Unknown Tennessee Williams
I picked this up at Faulkner House book story in Nola and am finding it a slog. Have you gotten through it? Is it worth the continued effort?
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