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Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred
Thomas Gallagher
Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One
Jenny K. Blake
When in French: Love in a Second Language
Lauren Collins
Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job
Jesse Sostrin
Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing
David Hubel, Margaret S. Livingstone
Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer: A Creative Companion and Workbook
Harold Davis
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Sherry Turkle
Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs (Voices That Matter)
Roberto Valenzuela
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner
Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection
Jacob Silverman

The Female Cyclist: Gearing Up a Level (Ultimate Training Series from Velopress)

The Female Cyclist: Gearing Up a Level (Ultimate Training Series from Velopress, 3) - Gale Bernhardt, Connie Carpenter-Phinney, Linda Jackson Good chapter on strength training. Start position; movement and finish position; common errors; stretches to do afterwards. With photos. Stretches are also demonstrated. Goal setting. State in positive terms. Should be challenging, achievable, under your control, specific and measurable. Add subgoals and celebrations. Write down goals. Celebrate achievement of a goal before going on to the next one. Detailed training plans.Chapter on nutrition. Eat adequate calories. Story of a woman who lost 5 lbs. over several years, but become more fit and satisfied with her weight. Do not try to lose weight with extreme calorie restrictions. Eat a balance of macronutrients. Drink plenty of water. There are no bad foods, however, some foods should be consumed with discretion. Fat in the diet is essential to optimal health. A healthy diet should contain a wide variety of minimally processed foods.Mental tools. Play to win: show up and do your best. Focus on yourself and your performance. Take responsibility for the controllable -- be accountable. Embrace discomfort for growth. Stretch your skills. Celebrate small successes every day. Hang out with positive people. Recognize a learning opportunity when it presents itself. Focus on what you have control over. Really an amazing book - much more than I really need now, but good to come back to if I become more serious.