Requiem for a Race, Revisited

About five months ago, I wrote a blog post, lamenting the runDisney race I didn’t get to run in. I had put a summer’s worth of training (and channeled all my anxieties about moving home and leaving LA behind into thoughts of the race), so I was devastated to let all that hard work go to waste.  But in April, I had my chance at redemption, the opportunity to accomplish the goal I set over a year ago.

On the morning of April 20th, I ran the Dark Side 5k as part of the Star Wars Half-Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World, successfully completing my first ever race.

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Casey’s Notable Books of 2017

I am a huge reader… I think everyone has figured that out by now. Since the year 2005, I have recorded every book I read in a given year into a notebook (I’ve only just recently put these lists into a Word document). I have no idea why I started to do that, but I’m really glad that I did. It helps me keep track of what I’ve read and allows me to offer up recommendations for friends and family looking for a vacation book suggestion (It also comes in handy in my job at Amazon Books).

Last year, I read 62 titles, one of my highest numbers since early high school (those were the days for recreational reading, am I right?) Since quite a few people have been interested in what I’ve been reading, especially the books I’ve given the gold star of approval, I’ve decided to give you my list of favorite books I read in 2017.

DISCLAIMER: Yes, I realize this post is coming about three months and a half months too late, but hey! Getting back into writing is hard, but luckily, there’s never a wrong time to talk about books. 🙂

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