Ready, Set, Read – Exercising My Mind (and Body) This Summer

On Your Mark, Get Set ... Read!I just finished my previous two walking challenges (one successfully up the coast of sunny virtual California and one oh-so-close-but-not-quite walk across Kansas thanks to record rainfalls in May).  No rest for the weary, I suppose.

I picked up my packet for the Lansing Community Library summer reading program (not just for kids anymore! – all ages welcome) at the kickoff event Saturday afternoon.  Don’t worry, you’ll have another chance to sign up tonight at 5:30 p.m. and meet one of the Sporting KC players.

Not only is this a reading challenge, it’s an exercise one as well.  My packet included quizzes about healthy foods, facts and olympic athletes.  The most interesting and challenging of my various goals will be the “Exercise Your Mind Bingo” card, which I recreated as a Google Doc so I could easily update it as I progress and share it here in this blog post.

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To satisfy the “Learn about easy life hacks” I did a Google search on ‘life hacks’ (duh) and read a few ‘top 100’-type postings.  I settled on following @LifeHacks to get daily bits of dubious wisdom.  Most of them are good for a chuckle.

Next up:  Learning to draw a Zentangle (whatever that is and I’m sure it’ll be fun to find out).

On Your Mark!

Get Set …