As an avid reader, I feel like I will never get caught up on all the articles, stories and books I want to read. Even during vacation, when there seemed to be ample time to get lost in the New York Times (ok, fine the Post as well), blogs, magazines and books, the stories just keep on coming.
I wish I had an assistant to weed out all the best stories of the week and compile them on my laptop in the most efficient and organized fashion. However, since that is probably the absolute last thing I would pay someone to do I will continue to do it myself and, of course, share it with you.
Best Reads Of The Week
Making A Murderer
Although this is a documentary, so much has been written about it. Sue of ThisMamaRunsforCupcakes and I may be the only two people on the face of the planet who couldn’t care less about Making A Murderer. At least Seth Meyers seems to be on the same page, as he is making fun of it in the most hilarious way…
You can read the article on Entertainment Weekly or just watch the video. This is supposed to be a post about reading but whatever…
The Importance of Rest
This article, written by a fellow blogger who I do not know but which was passed on to me by a friend who knew I would be interested in the topic, expresses just how important (and how hard!) it can be to give our bodies the rest they need.
The Hardest Workout I’ve Ever Done | The Sweat Life | Kira Stokes
You do not have to exercise everyday or train for marathons to struggle with rest days. Seriously, how many of you out there take the time your body needs to recover from a cold? In fact, as this next article points out, technology has sucked yet another amazing thing from our lives – the “sick in bed” day.
Warning: reading this article will make you want to crawl back into bed and shut off your phone…
Letter of Recommendation: Sick Days | New York Times | Shelia Heti
One of my all time favorite topics, as you know, and I love shedding new light on what some people seem to accept as hard and fast “rules” to eating.
Worst Diet Tips Nutritionists Have Ever Heard | Greatist | Macaela Mackenzie
My favorites include:
- When you’re hungry, chew gum or eat celery
- Cut out carbs
- To lose weight, just eat less and exercise more
Of course, there should be rules, but follow only the ones laid out by this guy:
He makes too much sense. Just stop it Michael!
In case you missed his documentary of the same name of the book, it aired Dec. 30th on PBS and was fantastic. In fact, I never thought my husband would watch it. When I bring up topics like this I usually get the eye roll. But, not only did he watch it alone (I was already asleep) but he recorded it for me. That is true love people.
In Defense of Food: Michael Pollan on Eating Out | Huffington Post | Lawrence Williams
That’s all the time I have to educate you today my friends.
Stop by next week when I’m sure I will have more amazing topics and parodies for you to enjoy.
Happy Friday and rest, train and eat well this weekend!
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Have you read any of these?
Which one(s) are you most likely to and why?
What are your reading recommendations for me?
welll I hath no recommendations (Im like you and such a voracious reader I always feel behind :-)) BUT BUT BUT I did see yesterday Modern Love from the NYT is becoming a podcast!
Starting NOW I think.
Im more excited than I should be 🙂
Excellent!!! I could use another great podcast 🙂
I missed all of these! I think I need that assistant that you mentioned. You want to go halfsies in hiring one? Yeah. Never mind. We just need to do more sharing like this.
I love how you talked yourself out of that so quickly!! LOL.
I haven’t read any of these but thanks for the recommendations!! I haven’t seen making of a murderer yet but I’m still curious about it. Everytime I want to start something new my hubby reminds me of the millions of shows on my DVR lol. Have a great weekend Allie!!
So true! I started watching it while my husband was on a week long trip. I didn’t make it very far… I would definitely be interested in your opinion if you ever get around to it!
I love a sick in bed day every now and then- no one can go, go, go all the time! And Michael Pollan is great. I love that he keeps things so simple. Have a great weekend, friend!
Yes! The simplicity is part of what makes him so great. And I so wish I could have a “sick in bed day” but I don’t see that happening until the boys are in college.
I agree that I feel like I’ll never catch up on reading. These all look great. I think I’m going to have to look into the Michael Pollan. That looks really interesting.
You should Hollie! You would love it!!
I hope you make it back home at some point…but if there’s a place to be stranded – you’re in it. Enjoy!
I do not care about Making a Murderer either. Ask my spirit animal and I bet he will agree.
As an avid reader, I adore your Friday Fives. There was a great article on Outside Online (“Eating Right Can Save the World” last week as well about eating simply – mostly plants, not too much – and how that’s the best way of eating for the environment as well as overall health. I still need to actually read Michael Pollan, but I love his food advice.
Oh I will have to seek that out! I’m hoping we are collectively reaching a point where we will get “back to basics” with our food. Thanks so much Laura.
Loved the Worst Diet Tips, thanks for sharing!
So glad you loved it as much as I did! It should be a must read for anyone on a diet…or who has ever been on a diet…so basically everyone. Thanks Sheena!
Add me to the did not care for Making a Murderer list. I lost 3 hours of my life to 3 episodes attempting to get into the latest rage and just couldn’t. I love reading so really enjoy these lists!
I’m SO happy to hear it! I was hoping this might bring about more like-minded people. And, you made it farther then I did!!
I haven’t read any of these and I”m glad. BTW, I’m with you and Sue…I couldn’t care less about Making a Murderer. Actually, I have never heard of it. Living in a cave, apparently!
And no carbs? Celery? Who are these people?
I have no idea who those people are!! Crazy. And I love that you have never heard of “Making A Murderer.” Consider yourself lucky!
I watched Making a Murderer, and if I had to do it again I wouldn’t. Too disturbing, and I’d rather spend those 10 hours doing something I enjoyed. Like watching The Walking Dead.
YES!! When is it coming back?? I need my Daryl Dixon fix!!
I think on Feb 14 – happy Valentines day to me!
I’ve wanted to read in defense of food for so long – thank you for reminding me! Have a fabulous weekend!
OMG you will LOVE it!!!…actually, you probably could have written it. I think you two should team up and tour!
This is so funny because I was totally thinking about checking out that murder show! I haven’t yet, but had been hearing about it. I will also admit that I struggle with taking rest. I do schedule one rest day a week, and I am good with that, but if for some reason I need to take another one things start to get ugly :). This weekend would be an example of that thanks to Juno and a broken treadmill. The fact that I spent 2 hours shoveling yesterday helped though :)…and it was honestly probably way better for me than a run!!!! Something about sick days too…I feel like I just think about everything I am going to have to catch up on if I sit around too much 🙂
Us athletic types have an especially hard time with rest days. I actually enjoyed being snowed in on Saturday so I really had no choice but to SIT and relax…after I did my workout of course 🙂
Last Saturday (while sitting on the couch, browsing Twitter during the blizzard) I found Your article for Women’s Running magazine, and half way through the article, my son demanded my immediate attention, saved it to read at work ;~)
And that will be 3 of us who couldn’t care less for The Making of a Murderer ! my fiancé asked if we could start watching it, and I immediately said “No. just No.”
Will check out the PBS documentary, sounds very interesting! thanks!
That is so cool you were reading the article!!
LOVE that you couldn’t care less about MAM and just said “no!”
Thank you Ana!!!