This past month was certainly a whirlwind with the end of the school year, traveling to Minnesota for a family wedding, Memorial Day weekend, and settling into my summer routine. Here is what I’ve been loving this May:
- Podcasts: I always counted podcasts out in the past because I felt like I would rather read a book or listen to music, rather than listen to someone talking. However, I have discovered a few based on recommendations from friends that are engaging and the listening time is more manageable. Firstly, Father Mike Schmitz offers 5-20 minute nuggets of wisdom and reflection as a modern day member of the Church; he is genuine and realistic and so inspiring! Secondly, one of my good friends from school launched a podcast called Across the Aisle, with a mission to end the polarization between individuals of differing political beliefs. Lucy’s genuine curiosity and thoughtful conversation with guests makes you feel like you are a part of the episode, rather than political debate often seen on differing news stations.
- Dan Brown’s The DaVinci Code: One of my siblings gifted me this book for Christmas this year, and I finally started it this past week. I could not put this book down, and ended up finishing it in 4 days! It equal parts suspenseful and fascinating. With lots of details regarding art and history, this is a book to devote your full attention to when reading, but it is easy to get lost in it!
- Country Music Szn: I hated country music before I came to college, but thanks to many of my best friends, it is now one of my favorite genres. You can find me playing Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, and Tim McGraw on repeat right now!
- Half Marathon Training: This past week, I started training for my third half marathon which I will race in August. I love training for these races for both the mental and physical strength it demands. I’ve included a picture of the training plan I am following below; I am really liking the balance between running, strength and cross training, and stretching it lays out.
What were your favorites this May?