First of all, Dean Karnazes is INSANE.
My cousin, who is an avid runner recommended this book to me. Dean Karnazes is her hero, and after reading this book I can see why. This guy has pushed (and continues to push) his body and his mind to its limits. Once upon a time I was a runner (track-and-field, as opposed to cross-country, which is a complete other animal), but I quickly and easily gave it up after middle school. I do not enjoy running, and only do it sometimes as a form of exercise, but reading Karnazes’ account of multiple 100+ miles races makes me want to go running. I probably will never run a marathon, or even a 5K (I can barely run 2 miles without stopping!), but his story was an inspiring way to kick off the new year. It was a good reminder to keep chasing my dreams, and that what I think I can or can’t accomplish is often more a battle in my mind.
I’ll probably keep these book “reviews” very brief even if I have tons to say about it.