December 30th, 2019


List of Books Read in 2019 (100!)

Big Sky: Kate Atkinson
Identity Crisis: Ben Elton
The stars are Fire: Anita Shreve
Hercules Poirot's Christmas: Agatha Christie
Christmas at the Beach Hut: Veronica Henry
When All is Said: Anne Griffin
Rebecca: Daphne Du Maurier
Curtain Up: Noel Streatfield
Ballet Shoes: Noel Streatfield
The Christmas Sisters: Sara Morgan
Christmas at the cake shop in the garden: Carole Matthews
Small Gods: Terry Pratchett
The break: Marian Keyes
We Die alone: David Haworth
How to be famous: Caitlin Moran
The making of a manager: Julie Zhuo
How did I not see this coming?: Katy Tynan
How People Learn: Nick Shackleton-Jones
Die kleine Schweizermacher: Andreas Blaser, Urs Kernen, Daniel Moser-Léchot
Switzerland: A Cartoon Survival Guide: Sergio J. Lievano, Wolfgang Koydl
Mindhunter: John Douglas
The Truth: Terry Pratchett
How to make a girl: Caitlin Moran
Freddie Mercury. His life in his own words: Freddie Mercury
The afterlife of walter Augustus: Hannah m lynn
Reaching down the Rabbit Hole: Dr Allan Ropper
The Personal MBA: Josh Kaufman
Woman Last seen in her Thirties: Camille Pagan
Quiet: Susan Cain
The Coordinates of Loss: Amanda Prowse
The Bottle of Tears: Nick Alexander
I'm Fine and Neither are You: Camille Pagan
The Woman on the Orient Express: Lindsay Jayne Ashford
At the Wedding: Matt Dunn
The Food of Love: Amanda Prowse
That Girl from Nowhere: Doroth Koomson
Getting things done: David Allen
You then, me now: Nick Alexander
Love's Executioner: Irvin Yalom
The Bad Mother's Book Club: Keris Stainton
The Hand that first held mine: Maggie O'Farrell
I am, I am. I am. Seventeen brushes with death: Maggie O'Farrell
The Things I know: Amanda Prowse
A place called here: Cecilia Ahern
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies: J K Rowling
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists: J K Rowling
This is me: Shari Low
Fantastic Beasts (screenplay): J K Rowling
The Girl in the Corner: Amanda Prowse
The Last Letter from your Lover: JoJo Moyes
Harry Potter. A journey through charms and defence against the Dark Arts: J K Rowling
Hogwarts. An incomplete and unreliable guide. J K Rowling
Artemis Fowl: Eoin Colfer (EN)
Dare to Lead: Brene Brown
Wolkenbruchs wunderliche Reise in die Arme einer Schickse: Thomas Meyer
The King's Speech: Mark Logue & Peter Conradi
Mein Name ist Eugen: Klaus Schädelin
There are No Grownups: Pamela Druckermann
Firefly Summer: Maeve Binchy
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: JK Rowling
The book of tea: Kakuzo Okakura
How to Own the Room: Viv Groskop
Becoming: Michelle Obama
Mammy Walsh's A-Z of the Walsh Family: Marian Keyes
Rachel's Holiday: Marian Keyes
Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less: Jeffrey Archer
Sourcery: Terry Pratchett
Things we never said: Nick Alexander
Crimes Against a Book Club: Kathy Cooperman
The Lost Letters of William Woolf: Helen Cullen
Jog On: Bella Mackie
Winners: Alistair Campbell
The Memory Book: Rowan Coleman
History of Modern Britain: Andrew Marr
Good Omens: Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
When Nieztsche Wept: Irvin D. Yalom
Running, a love story: Jen A. Miller
Maeve Binchy: Maeve's Times In Her Own Words
Two Steps Forward: Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist
Sarah Millican: How to be Champion
American Gods: Neil Gaiman
Angels: Marian Keyes
Everest: Ellis J Stewart
Dear Mrs Bird: A J Pearce
Faking Friends: Jane Fallon
The Mercury Travel Club: Helen Bridgett
The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man; Jonas Jonasson
Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading: Lucy Mangan
The Shortest History of Germany: James Hawes
Night of Rain & Stars: Maeve Binchy
Making Money: Terry Pratchett
How hard can it be?: Allison Pearson
I feel bad about my neck: Nora Ephron
Best Foot Forward: Adam Hills
Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah: Richard Bach
Heart and Soul: Maeve Binchy
The Diary of a bookseller: Shaun Bythell
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince: J.K.Rowling
Dry Hard: Nick Spalding
Chestnut Street: Maeve Binchy

Resolutions Update 2019

1. Continue with no drinking, but think about whether I want to try and moderate?  Stayed alcohol free until late summer, then did drink, but more moderately. still working on this next year
2. Running - 5K Frauenlauf in June, 10K Greifenseelauf in September. I walked the 10K in summer, ran through Jan and Feb, then lost the vibe
3. Blog regularly - catch up with 2017 and 2018 blogs, then find my rhythm Nope, never quite got into this year, but really missed it
4. Read 100 books - reading keeps me sane, I need more of it Yes yes yes, read 100 books, go me!
5. Seriously plan for Nanowrimo (Slow course, Masterclass, creative writing), paid formasterclass, haven't used it yet.

And as an outcome, I want to finally shed the excess weight (20kg) and run 500 kilometres. Sadly no and no.

Running in 2019

Really struggled this year, lots of backache, no energy, low iron, lots of massages.
Need to find a way to get back to running in 2020.

No of Runs: 47
Total Distance: 109.50 km
Run Time: 17:46:27
Avg Distance: 2.33 km
Avg Run Time: 22:41
Average Pace:  9:44/km

No of Runs: 12
Total Distance: 41.17 km
Run Time: 7:11:44
Avg Distance: 3.43 km
Avg Run Time: 35:59
Average Pace: 10:29/km

No of Runs: 12
Total Distance: 39.18 km
Run Time: 5:55:39
Avg Distance: 3.26 km
Avg Run Time: 29:38
Average Pace: 9:05/km

No of Runs: 25
Total Distance: 124 km
Run Time: 18:53:47
Avg Distance: 4.77km
Avg Run Time: 43:36
Average Pace: 9:09/km

No of Runs: 42
Total Distance: 217.68 km
Run Time: 27:05:33
Avg Distance: 5.18km
Avg Run Time: 38:42
Average Pace: 7:28/km