Of late, I have read You Are an Ironman by Jaques Steinberg.
This was a quick read, though, admittedly, I really did not want to get to the end of the book. I really enjoyed learning about each athlete, his/her challenges, and learned quite a bit about triathlons that I had not yet experienced. There were moments in this book when I had to stop reading to keep from bawling my eyes out! I get so inspired by the stories of everyday people overcoming their various challenges and doing what most would never or could never dream of doing. I recommend this read to anyone who is considering doing an Ironman or to anyone who knows anyone who is doing an Ironman. It will give you a small peek into the thinking that goes into and behind these types of events.
The next book I "read" though an audiobook. I had never really "listened" to a book this way, outside of a children's story. It was a bit weird at first as my hands weren't occupied while reading. I found it hard to focus at first, but then started listening while running and began to enjoy the format very much.
Eat & Run by Scott Jurek is a fantastic read! I had the opportunity to meet Scott Jurek in 2011 when I ran Rocky 100. He and several other "big dogs" showed up to run, and by far, he was the most personable! I have always admired Scott, and after reading this book, connecting dots of things I knew of him from blurbs on the internet, and meeting him, I feel as though I have a real feel of who he is and what drives him. Definitely one of those people I would love to have dinner with and chat with on a good long run.
|I hate this picture of me, but it was such an amazing meeting during my first 100 miler, I will always treasure it!|
Currently I am listening to Rich Roll's book, Finding Ultra and next on tap is Chrissie Wellington's A Life Without Limits.
What are your current reads?