Monday, March 31, 2008

What I'm reading

I'm half way through First Marathons by Gail Kislevitz. It's a compilations of the stories of 37 marathoners sharing their experience leading to the completion of their first marathons. They range from elite runners like Bill Rodgers to complete fitness novices.

As I contemplate running my first marathon later this year this book has been both motivational and sobering. The description of the pain that some endured is rather disconcerting. However, the sense of accomplishment which they universally agree trumps the short term discomfort is inspiring.

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