Can’t Put it Down

Hi, everyone!  I officially made it back to New York City in one piece!  The five-and-a-half hour train ride passed quickly thanks to a new book.


I’ve read about 200 pages so far, and I can’t put Wild down!  When I was home for the holidays, my cousin MK and I decided to form a virtual/long-distance book club; she lives in Colorado and loves hiking, and since I’ve seen this memoir popping up frequently on the blogosphere, I suggested it for our first read.  There’s a strong possibility I may finish it tonight!

Workout – Swimming

Originally, I planned to take today off, but I figured since I would be sitting for most of the day, I should move a little.  Plus, I finally figured out my local pool’s hours, and I also wanted to wear my new swimsuit; during my 45 minutes of drill work, it felt great, and I hope it doesn’t stretch out.


Back home, I quickly made a spinach and egg-white breakfast sandwich—I still had organizing and packing to do!


I also drank and second (and third) cup of coffee.  I’ve been experimenting in terms of having caffeine before working out.  The past two mornings, I’ve downed only one cup (as opposed to my usual two) and saved the second for afterward.  I don’t think I can totally give up my pre-workout coffee—especially next week when Full Throttle Endurance training starts at 5:45 a.m.!  You can’t workout if you’re still asleep, right?


I didn’t do a good job of documenting lunch because I was too busy reading—whoops!  First, I ate a turkey and cheese sandwich with spinach and spicy brown mustard.


And chased it with some leftover roasted broccoli and an apple.

1_3-lunch-roasted-broccoli-apple During the train ride, I also munched on some carrots and polished off an apple cinnamon Chobani.  And now, I have to go grocery shopping—there’s no food in my apartment!

Is there a book, movie, TV show, etc. can’t you put down?

32 responses to “Can’t Put it Down

  1. i totally adding that book to my list. I am attempting to read more this year so I have a list building

    • You’ll enjoy it, Alex–such a good read! It’s one of those books that doesn’t feel like reading if that makes sense; it’s more like watching TV.

  2. Yay! Glad you read it! So inspiring… doesn’t it make you want to do something kind of crazy? 🙂

  3. Gone Girl, Sharp Objects, and Dark Places were all books I couldn’t put down 🙂 they were quite the thrillers. That book sounds really good! When I start reading something I usually can’t stop

  4. Love finding a great book that I just can’t put down! I think I may be reading this soon. Happy you made it back to the city safely!

  5. Hi Carrie!

    LOVE your blog! Today marks my first day as an official blogger!

    I may have to pick up Wild for my next read. There are so many awesome reviews about it! I recently started reading Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio and cannot put it down!

  6. Yes! I’m currently addicted to Homeland and forcing myself not to gorge on it since I’m home with my family and don’t want to waste all my time here watching tv!

  7. I heard that was a good book!

  8. Can’t wait to read that book.
    I just started reading Heft by Liz Moore – really enjoying it.

  9. I actually haven’t been able to really get into any books in 6 months, maybe ill try that one!!

    • I hear you, Julie. I tend to go through reading phases where I’ll read a ton of books in a short period of time, and then inevitability become “read out” and stop for a while, lol.

  10. YAY!!!!! I’m so glad you’re finally reading it! Can’t wait to see what your overall thoughts are!

  11. Enjoy your grocery shop! I have very little food at my place but since I’m travelling again this weekend, I’ll go on Monday. I always enjoy it. Also, I really want to read Wild. I actually checked it out of the library at the same time I got Hunger Games so naturally HG won! Have an awesome weekend!

  12. I absolutely love the kind of book that you just can’t put down. There’s nothing more fun than getting totally absorbed in a book, and it definitely helps a long train ride fly by! Glad you made it home safely to NYC!

  13. Glad you made it back (but obviously sad at the same time). The train is nice because you can read/browse the internet and still get your travel on. I personally prefer it.

    • Same here–I prefer the train. Flying may seem quicker, but once you factor in getting to the airport, going through security, waiting to board, etc. it ends up being just as long … and more expensive.

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  15. I’ll have to check that book out! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Aren’t train rides so relaxing? What a fun way to enjoy a good book!

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