School is back in session for our tiniest Can Bear (good luck in first grade, Harper!), which means that summer has almost come to a close. This means that we only have a few weeks left for Swash Labs Summer Reading Challenge, our agency-wide event in which we read books in the name of team-building, professional development, and book worminess. We’ve been sharing our reads all summer, including short summaries and our thoughts about them, and now we’re going to share some with you. Because what’s more thrilling for a book nerd than a bunch of reading recommendations?
In 2016 I ran 459 miles — a few more than Mark Zuckerberg but less than I had hoped to pile up. This hope was built around an expectation that I would be focused enough to tend to my physical well-being in a way that makes sense to me now, as a 37 year old man: If I run, I can think more clearly and I feel better about the clothes I can fit into. If I don’t run, I am moody and puffy and generally not what I imagine to be the best possible version of myself.