I love to read and I love to run. I found this book at Borders and bought it on a whim. I think this one of the best books that I've ever read for me. It's nothing fancy, not even very big, but I think it's exactly what I needed in my life. This guy has done things that I will never come close to accomplishing in my life and that's ok, especially after reading how hard it was for him. What I connected with him was his passion to run and his need to run. I realized after finishing this last night, how much I mentally need to run as well as physically. I've always looked at working out as a bonus if I get to it, but as life is more and more hectic, I'm finding what a crabby person I am on the days I don't workout. And how life just moves along easier when I do. It's hard to get up early and it's hard to run, but the high I have afterwards and continues to stay with me is becoming as necessary for me as air. I love his quotes and his humor, but I really love his honesty. I'm not a great runner, but I have alot of goals I want to accomplish and I'm grateful to have read this to give me the push to really focus on them. If you love to run, read it, it's truely inspiring! http://www.ultramarathonman.com/flash/
Pat and I have been married for 15 years and each one gets better and better! We have four amazing and very active kids. Even though we are very imperfect, we are so grateful to be a family and love being together! Enjoy our crazy life!