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The Millennial's Guide To Changing The World Review

This post is sponsored by The Millennial's Guide To Changing The World book by Allison Sher.

I was given a digital copy of this book. I thought that it would be good to read, even though I am a Gen X'er. There is just so much talk about the Millennial's right now that I thought that it would be good to get to know what is going on inside their head.

About the Book  The Millennial's Guide to Changing the World teaches young people everything they need to know to change the world, while building a happy, healthy adult life for themselves. It explains how our current social systems work, the challenges young people are inheriting and how millennials can step into our power to create a critical mass conversion to solve them. Everything from politics to spirituality to love relationships to education to sex to economics to mental health is covered. And it includes 50 or so juicy, true life stories from millennials across the country…

2 back weeks of workouts

The last 2 weeks of working out have been so  different in energy level and feel.

The week of Sept. 12-17th, I felt just on the border of an illness and constant muscle aches. Everywhere. A couple of canker sores on my tounge, sleeping even hurt. The 15th, I did not even have it in me to finish a 5 mile tempo run. I just did not have any energy to move on the treadmill. Ghetto Renew was where I ran and it is always so hot, I was getting the chills because I was working it so hard. I gave up for fear of getting sick and inability to finish. I did 4.6 miles though.

That Saturday, the 17th, I wanted a comeback. I had a plan to run from the bandshell in Julia Davis Park, to Lucky Peak. Thats like 10 miles. The weather was going to be nice and I told the BF to meet me at the end with wine that I put in his car, my Casanova pizza, and a salad. It was a nice way to end the evening and to have a cheap mini-date. We both had enjoyed getting out of a restaurant and watch the fish jump in the river at sunset. It was great. I will plan a run like that again.

Last week, I felt groggy, but strong. I pounded out my 5 miles on Thursday like a beast. Completely easy, full of energy and total opposite of the week before. I could have done more then my 5 mile tempo, but I would suffer at work if I did. I did this workout on the HORRIBLE treadmill at our clubhouse. It shuts off after an hour so my 3 13min/miles and 2 11:30 didn't go as planned. I was working on my mile 5 when I hit 1 hour. The treadmill moved to a 5 minute cooldown. I had to bump that baby up and go as fast as I could to finish my mile before the treadmill stopped completely. I did it with seconds to spare and actually felt like puking afterward.

Saturday afternoon was back to Ghetto Renew for 8 miles. This would have been done on the Greenbelt but it was a BSU game day. Plus the Woman's Fitness Celebration and I wanted to be no where near where all those herds of people are. I did my 8 miles and felt really strong. I watched Death Race on the 'mill. Nothing like taking your mind off your legs like fast cars and muscular men. I need to watch more action movies on the treadmill for motivation. It was great. I felt good. Sweaty as all get out. But good. I felt strong. And proud of myself.

A few more days and I'll be a Half Marathon finisher!


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