I’m sharing a few of my favorite things from the past week today. They include a book and a podcast.

Happy Friday! I’m looking forward to the weekend. I started reading a really good book this week (more on that below) and I’m planning on spending some time in the backyard reading. There’s nothing quite like getting lost in a good book for an hour or two. Do you have anything fun planned for the weekend? I hope it involves some time outdoors taking in the summer weather!

As usual for Fridays here on Get Fit Fiona, today I’m sharing some of my favorite things. Be sure to share one of your favorite things in the comments below. I’d love to hear them.

I started reading The Herd (affiliate link) by Andrea Bartz a few days ago. I put the ebook version on hold at my library and only had to wait for a week or so before I was able to borrow it. Instantly I was drawn into the book with the characters, wanting to know about them and what they’ll do next. If you’re looking for a beach read that will draw you in right from the beginning, be sure to check this one out.

Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads:

The name of the elite, women-only coworking space stretches across the wall behind the check-in desk: THE HERD, the H-E-R always in purple. In-the-know New Yorkers crawl over each other to apply for membership to this community that prides itself on mentorship and empowerment. Among the hopefuls is Katie Bradley, who’s just returned from the Midwest after a stint of book research blew up in her face. Luckily, Katie has an in, thanks to her sister Hana, an original Herder and the best friend of Eleanor Walsh, its charismatic founder.

As head of PR, Hana is working around the clock in preparation for a huge announcement from Eleanor—one that would change the trajectory of The Herd forever.

Then, on the night of the glitzy Herd news conference, Eleanor vanishes without a trace. Everybody has a theory about what made Eleanor run, but when the police suggest foul play, everyone is a suspect.

Yesterday I got to go on a walk with my boyfriend and his dog, Winston. We don’t live together so I’ve been social distancing and wearing a mask whenever I’m around my boyfriend, which hasn’t been very often. It’s really hard to have to make so many changes since March. Instead of weekly dates we’ve been going a few weeks between seeing each other. I haven’t been to his condo since March – we’ve opted for walks outside with Winston instead. I haven’t touched my boyfriend since the first week of March. It’s been really tough. I think the hardest part for me is not knowing when things will go “back to normal”. When will we be able to sit on the same couch together and watch something on Netflix? Having no idea when it’ll be safe and we’ll feel comfortable doing that is hard. If I had a date I could look forward to would help, but of course no one knows what the future will look like.

For now though the walks will have to do. I’m grateful that the weather is nice and it’s sunny and warm out. I don’t think the walks with them would be very enjoyable in the middle of winter with snow on the ground. Plus having to be bundled up in a coat, gloves, and scarf. Being able to spend time with the both of them is definitely something I look forward to. I’m even able to give Winston treats so he knows that I still love him. Let’s be honest, food is every dog’s favorite way to be spoiled. Of course my boyfriend and I walk every day. But there’s just something different about being able to spend time together.

I found out this week that there’s a new podcast out that I’ve binged. Faerie is crated by the same people that did The Black Tapes, Tanis, and Rabbits. If you like the creepy and mysterious or the other podcasts that they’ve made, then I think you’ll really like Faerie. Now that I’m caught up on episodes I’m eagerly awaiting for the next ones to be released. They release two every week on Spotify. If you’re looking for a new podcast to get into I highly recommend Faerie.

What’s a favorite thing of yours from the past week?

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