I’ve always been a big reader! When I was little – Daddy would tell me not to bring a book to the table while I was eating. So, during breakfast, I would read the cereal box or anything that was close with writing on it. In grade school, I would get certificates for reading books. So, I guess you could say that I am an avid reader.
I love to read mysteries – and, of course, I love to read books about running. Not only books about the “how-to’s”, but books about different runners and their stories. I thought that I’d share some of my favorites with you over the next few blog posts. (I don’t want to bore you with a long list in one post – I want to tell you why I love the book).
Let’s get started! (These are not going to be in order – just the order in which they popped into my brain!)
My Life On The Run by Bart Yasso. Bart Yasso is the Chief Running Officer for Runner’s World and run races all around the world. This is the story of his life, his running escapades and how he runs while dealing with lime disease. This is a very enjoyable book that will take you away to all his running locations.
Marathon, A Novel by Hal Higdon. This is definitely my favorite fiction running book. Most of you know Hal Higdon for his training plans. Marathon is a super novel about a race director and the trials that he goes through with race day quickly approaching. He has to deal with a super celebrity appearing, the possible loss of his major sponsor and an approaching storm. I have read this book many times and it never gets old.
Confessions Of An Unlikely Runner by Dana L. Ayers. This book had me laughing all the way through. Dana is a childhood bookworm who decides she wants to become an athlete. She has done mudder runs, Ragner relays, marathons, etc. She talks about getsting electrocuted, splitting her pants during a long run and duct taping them shut and paying to sign a death wager before tough mudders. But, she has come to love running and challenging herself. You’ll love her little anecdotes that she spills throughout the book.
That’s it for today. I hope that you’ll click on the link and read more about these books. They are definitely 3 of my favorites.
See ya next time with some more running book goodies!