- Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
- The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter's Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete by Matt Long and Charles Butler
- Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
- Chi Running by Katherine Dreyer
I choose Unbroken as my first download. Two clicks of a button and 90 seconds later and the book was at my fingertips. I've just started but I can already tell it's great. I actually looked forward to waiting in line outside the DMV for an hour this morning so I could read :) Lucky me I didn't have all the documentation so two hours later I was back again!
After I finished ogling my new e-reader it was Sam's turn. I got him a copy of Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance and a 24oz Polar Insulated Water Bottle. Finally, I gave him this bike jersey from "Share the Damn Road" and this magnetic bumper sticker:
Share the Road Bike Jersey Magnetic Bumper Sticker
If you would like to get your favorite cyclist (or yourself) a gift, Share the Damn Road is providing 25% of all orders with the code HAPPYHOLIDAYS. They have many more jerseys to choose from. If you are feeling a bit more 'assertive' you could go with something a little more straightforward:
What's on your list this holiday?
Monday, December 20, 2010
Last night Sam and I exchanged our Christmas gifts. He gave me a Latest Generation Kindle! I love reading and I'm always carrying a book or two around with me. Typically I only buy used paperback books so it takes a long time for me to get around to some of the more popular books. Now that I have a Kindle I can get most new releases for under $10! Of course, some of the top books on my wish list are sports related. If you are looking for a last minute gift for an endurance athlete/reader you could consider: