Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Zombie Run

Finished my first audio book, The Great Bridge by David McCullough. I mean the first book I listened to while running. It's about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge in the late 19 th century.

A great book to read if you are into historical non fiction. Did you know john roebling designed the bridge and was going to be the chief engineer, but died from an industrial accident as they were beginning to build the Brooklyn side tower? So, his son took over, but was incapacitated by cassian's disease or what we know as the bends. He lived for a long time after, but he could only continue his job with the aid of his wife, Emily. His wife, during a time when women didn't work in construction or engineering type jobs is credited for much of the work to get the great bridge built.

Anyway, for the past several runs I've been listening to this book. But, tonight was a new book full of zombies and army men. Called We're Alive by KC Wayland. I was so into it i made a wrong turn and added .4 miles onto my run.

My weekly totals have been around 10-12 miles and I'll soon have it up to 15-20 miles. Then I can work on getting a tad faster.


Firefly's Running said...

Nice job, Pat!

Irene said...

That's decent base! Nice to see you posting about running again. :)