Monday, June 3, 2013

Sunshine, Relaxation, and Fly Away

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, mine was full of being outside in the sunshine, relaxing and reading. I spent a lot of time helping out around the house with gardening and getting the outdoor spaces in our yard looking nice. I read an entire book on Saturday which was amazing. I also managed to have dinner on Sunday with a great friend! I also was able to get in some great workouts!

Fly Away by Kristin Hannah

This novel was a sequel to Firefly Lane, a book I read a few years ago. If you haven't read Firefly Lane, I highly recommend it. This story truly starts in Firefly Lane, telling the story of Tully and Kate two best friends who are as different as night and day. 

Warning! Spoilers Ahead.

Fly Away, continues their story but in a less traditional way. Kate has been gone for four years, she passed away due to cancer. Her daughter has run away, her husband is doing all he can to keep his family together and Tully has landed in the hospital with a coma.  As soon as Tully lands in the hospital, everyone comes together to help bring her back. Kate's husband Johnny finally is able to forgive Tully, Marah (Kate's daughter) comes home to stay by her bedside, and even Tully's mother-wh has basically had nothing to do with her throughout her life shows up to take care of her. 

While Tully is in her coma, she is able to spend time with her best friend Kate but she can also hear her family taking to her body. There are a ton of elements that made feel like crying- the dynamics between Tully and her mother are so intense, I never expected that storyline to be as sad as it was. Marah also had a tough time after loosing her mother. I felt so sorry for her, although she made a few horrible decisions along the way. 

Overall, I thought it was a good book. I definitely preferred Firefly Lane to Fly Away, only because Fly Away was such a sad story. 

Next I plan on reading The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen which comes out tomorrow!

moon and more cover

I had a few great workouts this weekend. My Saturday workout consisted of walking on the treadmill followed by a workout on the stationary bike in our basement. Then on Sunday, I was able to get out for a run, but was forced back due to the rain starting to come down. I ended up running about 1.25 miles but I didn't feel like I got that great of a workout so I hopped on the treadmill and walked 5 miles. I love that I can walk on the treadmill and get a workout while I watch tv. I watched the end of the movie Little Fockers and then the season premiere of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Have I mentioned before how much I love mindless, reality tv?! 

How was your weekend? Did you read a good book or get a great workout in?

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