Reads & Runs

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on December 4, 2008

Morning peeps! :D

I woke up with excitement to run on The Running Beast this morning. :) I quickly got changed and headed downstairs (equipped with the Britney CD on my Ipod of course). I had a great 3 mile run:

  • 3 mins warm-up, incline 7
  • 3 mile run @ 5.6 mph, incline 7
  • cool down walking
  • Total duration: 38 mins.
  • Max heart rate: 176 (90% of max)
  • Avg heart rate: 159 (82% of max)

For some reason my run felt a bit harder than normal and my heart rate was higher than on my old treadmill- must just be a difference in machine??


I found another box of books to unpack! I knew I was missing some…


Books shown above:

  • Confessions of a Beauty Editor
  • The Last Lecture
  • Regaining Your Self
  • In Defense of Food (haven’t had time to read yet!)
  • The Essential Natural Health Bible


Being a beauty freak, I was naturally interested when I heard about this book coming out by Allure Magazine’s beauty Editor, Linda Wells.

However, I was a bit disappointed. The book is quite a bit of fluff and is geared toward a beginner level of beauty know-how. I’m not saying I know everything about beauty tips and tricks, but most of the stuff in this book was fairly basic and I had heard it before. I haven’t finished it yet, just sort of browsed through different sections, so perhaps my opinion will change once I finish it.


However, I LOVED, love, loved The Black Book of Hollywood Beauty Secrets! I originally saw Kym Douglas on The View and I knew I had to buy this book. I read it from cover to cover and it was filled with tons of beauty tricks that I hadn’t heard of before.

I am going to be featuring some of these celebrity secrets in the blog over the next week or so! Stay tuned!


Yes, I kept my two favourite wedding magazines from when I was planning my wedding! I figure it would be neat to show my kids some day. :D I looked over these magazines a gazillion times for ideas. They were filled with great info!


The book shelf- the top shelf is old university books- haha! Out of sight, out of mind, right?? After 7 years of university, I am happy to put them ‘away’.

Well, I hope you all have a fabulous & fit day! One more day til Friday! :D See you later for my thoughts on the Britney Interview…and more.


It is the trouble that never comes that causes the loss of sleep.
~Chas. Austin Bates


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Halie December 4, 2008 at 11:29 am

My favorite when I was planning my wedding was a Martha Stewart Weddings – so many great ideas!

Have a great day! I’m looking forward to the rest of the day’s posts!


VeggieGirl December 4, 2008 at 11:34 am

Most likely the difference in machine – you’ll get used to it!!

I own that “Confessions of a Beauty Editor” book too!! :-)

Enjoy your Thursday!!


Mara December 4, 2008 at 11:49 am

“In Defense of Food” is FASCINATING!!


Katie December 4, 2008 at 3:01 pm

I have that same Martha Stewart Weddings! Those were my favorite magazines by far, so beautiful!


Sarah December 4, 2008 at 6:06 pm

I am impressed that you can run 3 miles on an incline of 7!

I almost bought the Black Book of Hollywood Beauty Secrets. Maybe now I’ll get it.


Lara December 5, 2008 at 2:32 am

I just finished “In Defense of Food,” and I think you’ll really like it! Some of it is common sense but a lot of it is really thought provoking.


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