…with a single step. In March, the thousand miles was whittled down by nearly 130 miles bringing the (completed) total for the year to almost 368 miles and leaving approximately 632 miles to go.
This equated to a total of 308,595 steps, of which 63.032 were aerobic steps. This pedometer geek also managed to have 17 days in which the goal of 10,000 steps was met. With the Million Mile Month challenge in April, it is hoped that an equal number of steps and miles will be obtained (see below for update).
This pedometer geek not only has goals in regards to steps and miles, but also has goals in regards to reading. In this, after lackluster results in the first two months of the year, there was a vast improvement. The http://www.bookcrossing.com challenges in which this reader participates saw mixed results.
In the SIY (set-it-yourself) challenge, four more of the chosen books were completed; however, there were still eight books from that list that went unread during this quarterly challenge. Although it was another failure, this reader decided to make one more attempt with this challenge before calling it quits. Most of the books chosen for the second quarter are, with a few exceptions, those books left over from the first quarter.
In the year-long pages-read challenge, March’s total of 3,829 pages was better than the previous two months combined. With that addition, the pages read totaled 7,128 of the 40,000 pages challenged, which is still pretty anemic.
Thirteen books were read during the month, and there was some diversity in the mix. Of these, two were books of poetry and one book was nonfiction (unless poetry is considered nonfiction, but I digress). Six books were of the romance genre, and there was one book of the suspense/thriller genre. There was one book of short stories and two mainstream novels, one of which could also be classified as YA. Four of the books were read in an e-book format, and six of the authors were new to this reader.
In March, the following books were read:
Poems for Loners by Douglas Richardson
Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie
Darker by E.L. James
Starring You and Me by Susan Coventry
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson *
What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum
Bad Deeds by Lisa Renee Jones *
Nightingale by Jennifer Estep
Fandemic by Jennifer Estep
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield *
The Dead Key by D.M. Pulley *
Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks
Due to the late date of this post, the various books which were read will not be discussed even briefly; however, a couple of these books have been reviewed on http://www.pedometergeek.wordpress.com (Starring You and Me and Bad Deeds). On the other hand, if any of the books pique any reader’s interest, mention it in a comment and this reader will respond. Asterisked books are from the SIY challenge.
BP: Million Mile Month update: As of today (the 25th of April), this pedometer geek’s goal of a hundred miles has been met with five days to add to both the personal and community’s overall goal.