Friday, April 03, 2009

mag queen

media overload
believe it or not, this is not even the full selection.

i magazines. i cannot and will not go to the gym without a fresh copy of something. i have trained for marathons on treadmills in the company of such fluffy distractors as us weekly and elle and have loved doing it. i've gotten through many a speed workout in the company of runner's world. and i've planned menus -- sweating all the while -- by flipping through cooking light or rachael ray.

recently i've discovered that my hip actually seems to prefer the road to the treadmill, and i'm pretty sure i can't read during the 30-day shred. so, i've built up quite a backlog of unread periodicals. it's not the expense i mind so much (more on that later) but more the clutter factor and effect on the environment (although i usually bring them to the gym for others to enjoy after i do, or if not i always recycle, of course).

i will say that cost-wise, there are a few ways to get magazines on the cheap. one way is to go through ebay -- i got something ridiculous like 3 years of us weekly for $20 that way! another strategy is to use airline miles -- perfect for when you have mileage remaining on an airline you don't really fly anymore. i also used to love, but a quick perusal of their site this morning has been a big disappointment -- no more 5 for $30 deals like they used to have!

what are some of your favorite magazines? not like i need ideas for any more paper to consume, but i'm just curious. please tell me i am not the only one reading this much trash (us weekly excluded, of course. we all know that is a very scholarly, literary publication worth everyone's while.)

is it really almost the weekend? exciting! today, another resident and i are going into an inner city durham high school to teach about various health topics. after that, assuming i survive, i am planning to have a relatively quiet catch-up sort of weekend with a big fat to-do list plus a lot of relaxation time. yay!



workout: 5 miles @ 8:57/mi on the treadmill. it wasn't bad, but my hip didn't love it as much as the road. i can't believe i'm finally converting to outdoor running after all these years!

doin' time: my sister came over for dinner and i made a super-easy martha meal, spinach penne with ricotta and pine nuts. thumbs up for ease, including a quick clean-up since only one pot is used! i accompanied the green goodness with some roasted roma tomatoes. lycopene city!

after dinner treat of a french fruit gem. i bought these because i knew they would make josh's day, but i like them too.


  1. Anonymous7:58 AM

    I never heard of buying magazines on ebay! The dinner you made looks delicious. I am going to have to try it.

  2. Anonymous8:52 AM

    I like Women's Health. There is also something called Clean Eating that is by the publisher of Oxygen that has a lot of good recipes.

  3. nice selection! my friend go some ridiculous mag deals on ebay too. i really should do that rather than buy usweekly every week. i like lucky, usweekly, entertainment weekly and anesthesia&analgesia (ha, not really)

  4. That meal looks delish!

    I'm a mag lover, too. I used to get Real Simple, but let my subscription lapse because they have it at the library. Since I go to the library twice a week with my toddler, it's become my mag source!

    I still get Vogue and Parents, and I check Runners' World, Health and various other mags out from the library.

  5. I keep meaning to subscribe to Runner's World, but I always forget...maybe tonight! When I need to kill time at an airport, I usually head for Glamour or Women's Health, whichever cover stories seem most interesting at the time.

    I always read through my mom's Cooking Light! Some good eats in there.

  6. Runners World, Shape, US, Cooking Light...all some of my favs!!

    First time at your blog.. love it!

  7. Iwish I could read on the treadmill!

  8. atilla10:42 PM

    ooh those fruit candies! It must be hereditary

  9. So, nu?! Where's Friday's post?!
    L, da (on Saturday)

  10. In Style magazine!

    And of course I don't mind you calling me out about racing. At least someone out there is paying attention. ;)