Three Things Thursday: Workouts and The Circle

by - Thursday, December 12, 2013

Just a few quick life updates today!

1. I started working out with a personal trainer to help get some of my strength and endurance back after my injury. The cool thing is she's virtual. I'm in week two of the program and I'm loving it so far. I'll have a more detailed post later talking about how the whole virtual training thing works and what exactly my program entails. But so far it's been successful getting my butt into the gym and picking up heavy things again.

Finished another awesome @epfitnessprep workout today! Week 2, day 2 done!

2. Motivation to run this winter is not high. It's been so cold already this year that I haven't wanted to be outside. I can barely stand my two-minute walk outside to get from my apartment to the fitness center. That's really unfortunate seeing as how I'm registered to run a half marathon in March and I'm going to have to train through the winter. Guess I'll need to harden up a little bit between now and the New Year when training will start.

3. I read Dave Eggers The Circle for book club last month, and I have so many feelings about social media and the Internet after finishing the book. As someone who works in social media, runs a blog and puts a lot of her life out there for people, I was more than a little freaked out about the world Eggers wrote about in his book where everyone is always connected all the time and nothing is considered sacred or private. I'm a blogger, and I know that I definitely put myself out there more than the average person, but this blog certainly doesn't share every single aspect of my life, and I can't imagine living in a world where anyone can access any tidbit of information about you, from something as minor as your grade school report cards to something as major as all your health records.

While I think the book had a lot of weaknesses, like a female lead character that I constantly wanted to punch in the face for having no spine, or the way Eggers tries to beat you over the head with some symbolism, I still think it's worth reading because the world he paints in the book isn't that far off from where we are today, and it's really creepy to think where technology could take us in the future.

That's all I've got for today. Has anyone else read the Circle? I'd love to hear what you thought about it!

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