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TheEllieMo

TheEllieMo

Joined March 2018

Hoarder of books; walker; runner; novice aviatrix; occasional cross-stitcher & knitter.
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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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@Clwojick sorry to hear you‘re having a bad day. Here‘s a picture of two of my three tortoiseshells, Merlot and Rioja (can you spot a theme?), in identical poses on my sofa!

The tagged book is one that had me mesmerised both in print and on audio recently. Less than 4 hours‘ listening but packs quite a punch in my opinion.

Clwojick Sounds great! Thanks for the post, and the Rec. 🙌🏻💖 10h
rretzler 😻 7h
Purrfectpages I love this! 6h
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Not book related, but Millie seems to have acquired a new scarf (courtesy of her younger sister Rioja‘s fluffy tail)! #CatsOfLitsy

Crazeedi 😻😻💜💜 1d
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Well played, Mr Dexter, well played😂

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1. Anything from the Stock-Aiken-Waterman “Hit Factory” stable. Dead Or Alive‘s You Spin Me Round is still an awesome song!

2. It‘s a close one between spring (new life, new beginnings) and autumn (the colours❤️)

3. I‘ve said this before - I define myself as “genre-fluid”😂 I don‘t even know what genres most of my reads would fall into!

4. Lunch was about 10 hours ago! It was Chilli 3-bean soup with toast.

5. 👍🏻

#FriyayIntro

BeckyB #3 YES!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Glad I‘m not the only one! 3d
Jerdencon Love you spin me round 3d
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TheEllieMo @Jerdencon Yes! Another fan! 3d
Erofan 👍 3d
xxjenadanxx Genre-fluid - I LOVE that. 3d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Genre-fluid is brilliant! 👊🏻 3d
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I think I would have got on well with Morse....

Crazeedi 😍❤😍❤ 3d
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Here Comes the Sun | Nicole Dennis-Benn
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Seriously, it‘s been raining all day, until we start doing our spin class, When the sun comes out and suddenly the spin studio is like a sauna!🙄

#BookFitnessChallenge Week 5 summary:

🥘 I have not quite kept within calories but I have been far more mindful, and honest, about what I‘m eating.

🚶‍♀️ 122,949 steps! Well in excess of my 105,000 target for the week.

📚 polished off three books this week, taking me to my target of 9!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 4d
TheSpineView Wow.. wow! you are doing awesome! 4d
britt_brooke Ugh! When it‘s humid, our spin room at the Y is a swamp. So gross. 4d
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 4d
Clwojick Way to go! 💛💚💙 You are KILLING those goals! 🙌🏻 2d
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A must-read for every Englishman or -woman - particularly right now, while we sit in a low pressure area surrounded by occluded fronts giving us nothing but persistent rain! Harrison describes how the countryside flora and fauna are altered by rainfall, describing 4 different landscapes, one in each season, from Fen to Moor, River Valley to rolling hills. A read of this may persuade you to don your wet weather gear and head outdoors.

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No better time to read a book called Rain than during a British summer 😂 Persistent rain for the last few days, and apparently the temperature yesterday was the same as it was on Christmas Day last year 🙄

But a bit of rain won‘t stop me reaching my #BookFitnessChallenge goals!

TheSpineView Way to go! 5d
Bookwormjillk Nicely done! 5d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5d
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 4d
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I‘ve not been keeping up with my posts for the #BookFitnessChallenge since I got back from holiday. I have been keeping track, though. Reached today‘s step target just before getting into bed😊. And I‘ve now read 8 books as part of the challenge (against a target of 9) (I have also read a graphic novel and a short story but I haven‘t counted them).

I‘ve totally lost count of how many points I may have😂 I‘m just tracking steps and books.

TheSpineView Way to go! I never kept of the either! 5d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 (I don‘t think many people are tracking points anymore. So no worries. ☺️) 5d
Jerdencon I‘m just tracking miles and books too! 5d
britt_brooke Nicely done!! 5d
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 5d
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1. After a really busy first half of the year, I haven‘t got much planned now😩

2. I very rarely listen to music

3. I‘m very boring, I‘ve never really had a seriously bad ‘do. Apart from the big 80s perm, but everyone had one of those!

4. I love doing jigsaws

5. Pic from today on my lunchtime walk, and Sunday with members of my running club doing Race For Life.

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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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A short (160 pages) but perfectly formed novella, touching on themes of domestic violence, gender inequality, and race/border issues (Sarah Moss is very much anti-Brexit). The MC‘s father harks back to a time when British blood was “pure”, not understanding that there was never such a thing. The story gets darker and darker, towards a chilling end.

A recommended read.

TrishB Loved this one 💕 7d
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An interesting little book taking a look at how horror stories and films have developed and how they have been influenced by political events.

And it‘s number 7 or 9 for the #BookFitnessChallenge. Struggled to get back into my groove since being away but I‘ve finally finished a book and done a decent amount of steps!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 That‘s a fantastic step count! 1w
TheSpineView Wow! Awesome steps!👏👏👏 1w
Megabooks Impressive!! 1w
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The Bookshop | Penelope Fitzgerald
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I should absolutely *not* be allowed into a bookshop unsupervised....

Most of these were picked up at the pop-up Waterstones at the #CheltenhamScienceFestival, which is basically the same as the #CheltenhamLiteratureFestival, but wholly non-fiction. The other two books I picked up in Waterstones Gloucester while on my way to the Science Festival

jb72 I did the same yesterday at my library book sale. I also borrowed Where‘d You Go Bernadette and I‘m halfway through. So far so good. 1w
Lcsmcat Bernadette is so funny! 1w
wanderinglynn Great book haul! 1w
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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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Right, I‘ve had two days back at work but I still don‘t feel settled into a routine yet. For a start, I can‘t settle on my next #BookFitnessChallenge read; I‘ve started all three of these!

I‘ve got my steps back on point but just had a bit of a chocolate binge. My stomach still thinks it‘s on an all-inclusive holiday🙄😂😂

wanderinglynn In my world, chocolate (& coffee) are essential for mental wellness. 👍🏻💜 You‘ll get back on track with the rest, I have no doubts about that. 2w
BookwormAHN Nice job, you'll get there 👏🏻 2w
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Book: Where‘d you go, Bernadette

Film: Men In Black

Song: Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince.

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Great song 😎🖤 2w
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Sunset Oasis | Bahaa Taher
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We got up at 5am this morning to beat the heat and walk to an old abandoned village a few miles from our hotel; I was suffering a little on the way back, though, when the temperature reached 37°C. Not a bad total for steps, though! #BookFitnessChallenge

4thhouseontheleft Wow! Way to go! Beautiful pic. 2w
TheEllieMo @4thhouseontheleft thanks; it‘s the first time since we‘ve been here that we‘ve had cloud, so it seemed worth capturing tonight‘s sunset 2w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Fantastic Photo! 2w
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BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 2w
Crazeedi So pretty! 2w
TheSpineView Not bad is an understatement! You rocked it! 2w
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Bookmarks: 400 Patterns | Marcus W. Clemons, Jr.
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Couldn‘t resist these bookmarks at the “Istanbul Market” in the resort, I think they‘re so pretty

Lcsmcat Oooh! Aren‘t they lovely! 2w
DivineDiana I also would not have resisted. 😉 2w
TheEllieMo @DivineDiana there were a few more designs, I did well to resist buying more! 2w
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TheSpineView Love those! 2w
Catt Beautiful! Are they paper printed or tapestry material? 2w
TheEllieMo @Catt they are tapestry 2w
Catt Ooooh! “Gorjois”! 2w
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Book Fair Day | Lynn Plourde
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For some reason, I didn‘t expect to come across this in a Shopping Mall in the UAE. Prices a bit higher than back home so I didn‘t buy anything.

TheSpineView Any book fair is a good fair!😊 2w
TheEllieMo @TheSpineView Absolutely. Even though I didn‘t buy anything, I still fondled several books😂 2w
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Beach Towels | Marilyn Sachs
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It‘s not often I like a photo of myself, but I love this one on the beach this morning. Forgive me for being a bit up myself, but I do have a pretty decent pair of legs - that‘s what marathon training does for you!

Lowish steps today, but I did three half-hour swims in the Gulf, plus we have only been having two meals a day, despite being on all-inclusive, so. I‘m behaving myself and keeping to the #BookFitnessChallenge as much as possible!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 that‘s fantastic as I know it‘s not easy to keep to fitness routines on vacation! 3w
BookwormAHN Great pic 👏🏻 2w
mabell Enjoy your trip! 2w
DivineDiana You look great! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 2w
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Game of Mirrors | Andrea Camilleri
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May was a pretty good reading month for me, can‘t remember the last time I got through 10 books in a month! Favourite was the tagged book, the first Montalbano novel I‘ve read but definitely not the last! Least favourite was probably Then She Was Gone, far too predictable.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great job!! 💖📚💖 3w
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Poor Little Bitch Girl | Jackie Collins
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1. A scone with jam and cream (the Cornish way #JamFirst)

2. Pretty Woman

3. A good, wholesome Jackie Collins or Jilly Cooper!

4. A pot of Earl Grey and a scone at my favourite cafe!

5. I‘m on holiday, so this week is all about giving myself a break!

Shout-out to new followers @Viva @kimba7 @Readergrrl

#HelloThursday

wanderinglynn Pretty Woman is such a great movie! Thanks for playing! 💜 3w
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Not Quite There | Zoe Speakman
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#BookFitnessChallenge Week 3 summary

Readjusted my goals this week because of my holiday. I brought my running kit but haven‘t found the Fitness centre yet, and to be honest I feel guilty abandoning my non-running partner to go for a run! we have been swimming, though. Steps overall for the week are 90k, finished two books brining my total for the challenge to 6 out of 9. Today‘s 9k steps come purely from walking around the resort complex!

BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 3w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘re adapting well to the situation. Just do what you can. And remember, it‘s not selfish to take some time out for yourself to do something like go for a run. 💜 (edited) 3w
TheSpineView Good job! 3w
DivineDiana Cheers for working on your goals while on vacation! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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It‘s not often I get to post interesting reading locations, mostly I‘m either on the sofa, in a coffee bar, or walking around the area I work. But this week, I‘m enjoying some sun in Ras Al Khaimah :-)

marleed And you have that gorgeous UK cover of Ms Daisy! 3w
Suet624 Yum. Would love to be there. 3w
TheEllieMo @marleed it‘s a great cover, isn‘t it? 3w
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An eclectic selection of holiday reads...

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I love this quote from Anna McNuff‘s book. It‘s so typical of any runner, to precede any given distance with the word “only” 😂😂

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Cat Person | Kristen Roupenian
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A short story that got made into a mini 56-page book after the story went viral. The first 50 pages of this tiny novella are a well-crafted tale of the events leading up to, and happening on, Margot and Robert‘s first date. The last six pages, though, suggest that Roupenian reached a point and either ran out of ideas, space or time, and suddenly brought in the final e-mail exchanges to end the story asap. I feel poor Robert deserved better.

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Running Shoes | Frederick Lipp
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So, for @wanderinglynn ‘s #BookFitnessChallenge photo challenge, my favourite piece of fitness gear is this pair of Adidas Supernova ST Ws. I have 4 pairs, they are *that* good. Two have yet to be worn, one has done some serious mileage training for a marathon, but this is the pair that I actually wore for this year‘s London Marathon (as you can see, the tracker is still attached!) and I had not a single blister, and all 10 toe-nails were intact!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And thanks for sharing your favorite fitness gear! 3w
BookwormAHN Cute shoes 👏🏻 3w
VanChocStrawberry Whoa! My son is a distance runner and I know finding shoes you love is no small thing. (My favorite thing is also shoes) 3w
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Latest Readings | Clive James
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My bank holiday weekend has been spent with my partner so I haven‘t been focussing in my step goals, and we‘re off to Ras Al Khaimah for a week tomorrow so the #BookFitnessChallenge will be taking a step back for me til next Wednesday, though I am taking my running kit and plenty of books! I‘ve finished these two this weekend, taking my total to 6 books out of 9, though including Cat Person feels like cheating, as really it‘s a short story.

BookwormAHN Nice job, have fun 👏🏻 3w
wanderinglynn Have a fabulous trip! 3w
VanChocStrawberry Not cheating! Lol! 3w
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I suspect I would have enjoyed this more had I not read it immediately after reading Adventureman, both books being about long-distance runs across countries. As it was, I found myself comparing it unfavourably. Whereas Adventureman was very much about the whys and hows of the author, Jamie McDonald‘s, journey, this felt more about McNuff herself. I had no idea why she was doing the run, other than as a vanity project.

DivineDiana Nevertheless cool pants and quite an achievement! 💪🏻 3w
TheEllieMo @DivineDiana oh heck, yes, I am in awe of what she achieved, I wouldn‘t have the guts to do it! I just would have liked the book to have a slightly different emphasis. If I hadn‘t read it straight after Adventureman it probably would have been an outright pick 3w
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Cuddly Cats | Anders Hanson
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Very difficult to read when someone is demanding attention by being literally in your face!! #CatsofLitsy

Erofan 😹😻 3w
goodbyefrancie 🐈💕 3w
squirrelbrain 😻😻 3w
mabell Gorgeous eyes! 3w
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Canal Walks | Julia Bradbury
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A walk down the canal, plus a@bit of gardening and some housework, put my steps way over target yesterday. So I‘m ahead of target for the week. Today (Sunday) is my rest day! I went over my calories by 95 but with those extra steps, I‘m taking it as a win! Also made some good progress with my current read. No idea what my stats are going to be like next week as I can‘t see myself doing that much walking in 45°C! #Bookfitnesschallenge

TheEllieMo There is a gym in the hotel but I‘d feel very antisocial disappearing off to get my steps in! 3w
DivineDiana 👏🏻🚶‍♀️👏🏻 3w
dariazeoli Nice work! 3w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3w
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 3w
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1. Tagged

2. “I‘m clinging to a rock face on the north-west coast of New Zealand.”

3. “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading” Jane Austen

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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#BookFitnessChallenge Week 3 Day 1

Forgot to check my steps before I went to sleep last night (I was so tired!) so missed my daily target but my actual challenge target is a weekly one, so I can gain those 217 steps back 😊

Halfway through book 5 of 9 for the challenge.

Points: 110

@wanderinglynn

BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 3w
Emilymdxn Amazing! 3w
wanderinglynn Consistently hitting 17000 steps is amazing!Way to go! 🙌🏻 3w
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TheSpineView Excellant! 3w
TheEllieMo @wanderinglynn it‘s what I‘m used to, I‘ve always been a walker 3w
MartinaLove Good job! 3w
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1. Meeting up with good friends on the weekend.

2. Getting hair, brows and nails done tomorrow (in advance of going away!); on Sunday, weather permitting, I‘ll have a flying lesson. And on Monday, we‘ll probably go and watch one of the wonderful weird traditions that people get up to in the Cotswolds, either Cheeserolling or Woolsack Racing

@howjessreads #FriyayIntro

TheEllieMo For those that don‘t know, Cheeserolling involves chasing after a large Double Gloucester Cheese down a very steep hill. Woolsack racing involves running up a hill while carrying a 50lb sack of wool. We‘re a bit crazy in the Cotswolds.... 4w
CouronneDhiver Flying lessons are crazy but super fun! 4w
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#BookFitnessChallenge Week 2 Day 7

Hit my steps and my calories (yay!) and got a third run in, along with a couple of walks. Tried to listen to my audiobook but my brain has other stuff going on so I didn‘t really take anything in, going to have to rewind and relisten 😩

Picture is of Charlecote House, a National Trust property that we visited at the weekend. (Because pictures of English suburbia where I run aren‘t that interesting!)

Cinfhen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
OrangeMooseReads Good work! That happens to me with audiobooks as well. 4w
wanderinglynn Sometimes you just need to run and let the thoughts flow. I find running to be meditative because eventually the thoughts flow and I‘m just in the zone. Great job! 🙌🏻 4w
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TheSpineView Doing good! 4w
4thhouseontheleft Beautiful! Great job reaching your goal! I rewind a lot on audio, I have a wandering mind when it comes to auditory processing. 4w
audraelizabeth Great job ! Beautiful building. 4w
nu-bibliophile You're doing great😀 4w
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 4w
Ash.on.the.line Great step count! 3w
BarbaraJean I get that way with certain audiobooks—usually find I need something “lighter” so I can absorb it while walking/working out! 3w
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Happy Holidays | Janet Dailey
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Going away next week and I know Kindle is the sensible option but I really want to take some paperbacks! Thank goodness for decent luggage weight allowances 😂

Cinfhen That looks super inviting!!!!! 4w
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Week 2 summary! #BookFitnessChallenge

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week 2! 4w
4thhouseontheleft Great job! 4w
TheSpineView Excellant week! 4w
audraelizabeth Good job 4w
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 4w
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The Summer Book | Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
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1. Some warm weather, hopefully, although being in England, it‘s not guaranteed!

2. I‘ve not heard of anything that‘s made me go “I absolutely must get that immediately” yet.

3. Strawberries

4. 35°C apparently

5. Shout-out to new followers @Alp142 @hilded @hermyknee

#ThursdaySurvey @laurenslibrary

laurenslibrary Thanks for playing! 🧡💛 4w
hermyknee Thanks for the tag! I‘ll try to get to this one in the morning ☺️ 4w
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Having finished Adventureman, I decided to start reading this, which has been on my TBR for quite some time. Anna McNuff ran the Te Araroa trail in New Zealand a little while after Adventureman Jamie McDonald has run across Canada. She turned to him for guidance quite a lot, became an ambassador for his charity, and now they‘re all loved up as boyfriend and girlfriend 💕.

This will be book 5 of 9 for the #BookFitnessChallenge

TheEllieMo Thanks @tpixie, I‘ll take a look at that 😊 4w
tpixie ♥️ 4w
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dariazeoli Halfway to your book goal! 💪 4w
mabell Wow her life sounds incredible 😳 4w
Caterina Aww what a fun, inspiring story! Sounds like great motivation for the #BFC! 😊 4w
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#BookFitnessChallenge Week 2 Day 6

Daily Goals:
Steps: 17,539/17,500
Calories: 2,074/2,100
Today included a Body Pump class, we have such a good, motivational instructor.

Weekly Goals:
Runs: 2/3 Just about to set off for no. 3!

Book Goal: 4/9 Yay! Managed to finish a book yesterday!!

Points: 56

Ericalambbrown That looks terribly frightening! 🤣 But GO YOU!!!!! This is fantastic! 4w
Megabooks Fantastic!! 4w
Emilymdxn You‘re smashing your goals! Well done 4w
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BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 4w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 4w
hermyknee Wow you‘re killing it! Congratulations! 4w
TheSpineView Doing good! 4w
nu-bibliophile 👏👏👏 4w
Caterina Great job!! You're rocking it! 🙌 4w
jb72 Wow! Good job! 4w
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An account of an ordinary bloke from Gloucester and his bid to run across all 9 provinces of Canada. It‘s not the best written book in the world, but it‘s full of uplifting tails of the generosity Jamie experienced during his mammoth fundraising effort, that lead to the birth of his fundraising character, Adventureman, and his charity the Superhero Foundation. There is no denying Jamie is an inspiring person.

Book 4 of 9 #BookFitnessChallenge

4thhouseontheleft That's a fun cover! 4w
TheEllieMo @4thhouseontheleft that‘s the outfit he wore while he was doing his challenge 4w
Clwojick 📖This definitely looks like it could be an interesting read. 📘 4w
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 4w
jb72 Sounds interesting. 😁 4w
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Hump Day | Rob Houglan, Holley Houglan
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1. I stare at the TBR pile and see what takes my fancy. Sometimes it‘s influenced by events - I read Notre Dame De Paris after the fire, my current read was inspired by the #BookFitnessChallenge.

2. Absolutely!

3. Social media 🙄 and a certain type of voice that I just can‘t seem to block out.

4. Chocolate and gin or red wine.

5. Shout-out to new followers @morganhale22 @megzlynn @Varun_Venki

#WondrousWednesday

Eggs Thanks for playing 🌺💗🎈 4w
megzlynn Thanks for the tag! I can‘t wait to play along. 4w
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#BookFitnessChallenge Week 2 Day 5

Daily Goals:
Steps: 17,572/17,500 (two walks and a swing-dance class)
Calories: 2,027/2,100 (yay, go me!)

Weekly Goal:
Runs: 2/3

Book Goal: 3/9 struggling to find time to read this week 😩

Points: 43

jessinikkip Way to go with those step counts! I wouldn't be able to do it 4w
Emilymdxn You‘re doing great! The steps you‘re getting in are amazing. No shame in not always having loads of time to read 4w
TheEllieMo @Emilymdxn I‘m just annoyed that work is getting in the way of my reading time!😂 4w
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TheEllieMo @jessinikkip mostly my steps are broken down into three or four walls or activities spread over the day, I used to be quite sedentary but I have gradually increased what I do, made sure I get a walk on before work, during my lunch break etc 4w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 4w
nu-bibliophile Oh swing dance class! That sounds fun. 4w
Read4life Wow! This is really impressive. 👏🏻💙 4w
hes7 Way to go! 👏🏻💪🏻 4w
4thhouseontheleft Great job! 4w
Clwojick swing dance! that sounds awesome! 😆 4w
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 4w
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#BookFitnessChallenge Week 2 Day 1
I haven‘t read the tagged book but I think I need to get it!

Daily:
Steps: 19,477/17,500 (walk before work, dash to the shops at lunchtime, run after work)
Calories: 2,196/2,000 (still over but improving and at least I am now logging everything, which is a significant improvement, and I was losing weight on 2,100 calories last year, so 🤞🏻!)

Weekly:
Runs: 2/3

Total:
Books: 3/9
Points: 43

RachelO Wow! Look at those steps! 👍 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! Those are fantastic step numbers! 🙌🏻 4w
CoffeeCatsBooks Wow! Great job 🥳 4w
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dariazeoli Great numbers! I need to read this book with you 4w
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 4w
TheSpineView Great! 4w
4thhouseontheleft Look at those step numbers. Way to go! 4w
Caterina Sounds like great numbers! Don't be too hard on yourself about the calories, the most important thing is getting active and eating food that nourishes your body. ❤ 4w
hilded Lol, I need to read that book with you as well 😂 You‘re doing great!! (edited) 4w
Clwojick Way to go! 🙌🏻 4w
Read4life Super job! 💙 4w
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Old Worlds, New Worlds | A. Robert Lee
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1. I‘m genre-fluid! I go through phases of enjoying a particular genre and then I‘ll move on to something else. Loving police procedurals at the moment.

2. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

3. Gloucester, England

4. I do most of my reading when I‘m out walking (yes, an actual physical book). My bf is clearing out his place so that when I move in with him I can have my own library with a big wing-back chair.

#OldMeetsNewGiveAway @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I like that term #genreFluid 😂😂😂and I really enjoyed Elenor , too💜Thanks for posting and sharing. 1mo
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen I just can‘t stay faithful to one genre. I‘ve read 23 books so far this year across 8 genres! 1mo
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Emoji Madness | Nidhan Singh
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📖: The First Phone Call From Heaven - Mitch Albom

🎥: Taken: “I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you”

🎵: Blondie - Hanging on the Telephone

@JoScho #ManicMonday

JoScho ❤️☎️❤️ 1mo
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#BookFitnessChallenge Week 2 Day 3,

Met up with my boyfriend‘s cousin and her husband at Charlecote Park, Warwickshire today, and had a walk around the house and gardens. Haven‘t done much reading today though 😩

Daily goals:
Steps: 10,025/0 (I never plan anything for Sunday, so any steps are a bonus!)
Calories: bf‘s cousin prepared a picnic so I haven‘t tracked

Weekly Goal:
Runs: 1/3

Full challenge Goal:
Books: 3/9

Points: 41

TheEllieMo And no, it‘s not a happy coincidence that my steps are just over 10K, just before I came to bed, I was on 9,510, and decided I had to round it up so danced around the bedroom for a few minutes! It‘s probably a good job I don‘t live with my bf😂 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 fantastic progress! 1mo
DivineDiana Love this photo! 1mo
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VanChocStrawberry I‘ve done that before! 😂😂😂 motivation, right! 👏👏 1mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 1mo
Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏 1mo
Clwojick 💜♥️💚Awesome! 1mo
dariazeoli Awesome job! And look at those deer! Love it 😍 1mo
Caterina What sweet deer 🥰 Great job squeezing in those 10,000! 1mo
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#BookFitnessChallenge Week 2 Day 2:
Did my first parkrun since September 2017!! I had no idea it was so long since I last did one. Hope to get to a few more this year.

Steps: 21,502/17,500 ✅
Calories: 2,683/2,000 total abject failure ❌ I really need to sort myself out and stop picking! At least I managed to maintain this week, though a loss would have been nicer. Only myself to blame 🙄

Quite a busy day so only managed a few pages of my book.

Jerdencon Great job! 👏🏻 1mo
Reecaspieces 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
4thhouseontheleft I can graze on food sometimes, too, I try to keep healthy options on hand for those days. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't! 1mo
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BookwormAHN Nice job. I'm trying to work on what I eat as well 👏🏻 1mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic run! 🙌🏻 Don‘t be too hard on yourself about food. Some days you might need a little extra. 1mo
Clwojick Great run! 💕 1mo
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