Health and Wellness

Summer Reading and Reflections

Reading and running are my top two hobbies. I find both of them relaxing and refreshing. I also get a recharge or energy boost and many ideas come to me while doing both.

Today I had a fantastic run in Wausau, Wisconsin – an out and back from the soccer fields to and through downtown. The best part was the warm, but hard rainfall for five of the nearly seven miles I ran. Both my runs earlier this week  (Tuesday and Thursday) were on the treadmill at the YMCA so I was glad to have the fresh, wet air in my face.

Summer Reading

For leisure reading I mostly mix fiction, historical non-fiction and business/leadership titles. My minutes for reading tend more towards fiction as I spend most of my day reading, editing and writing non-fiction for EMS1.

Books read this summer (I might be missing a few titles. All links are Amazon affiliate links. I do most of my reading with the Kindle app on my iPhone or with my original Kindle Fire.)

I would probably have read more in the last three months but I have been pre-occupied with Clinton vs. Trump and likely reading way too much political analysis.

Do you have any book recommendations for me heading into the fall?


By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.