Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Courage To Start: A Guide To Running for Your Life

The Courage To Start: A Guide To Running for Your Life Review

I loved this book. A friend gave it to me because she and I had both dabbled with running. It is no exaggeration to say this book changed my life. His story and approach to exercise removed barriers in my mind. Instead of telling myself I couldn't ever be good "enough" - fast, etc - it became completely clear that doesn't matter. His beginning running program: 1st week: Go out the door 3xs and move for 20 minutes. Well heck, I could do that! Almost anyone can. The book is written in a conversational style, is easy to read, and is very encouraging. The move from thinking about outcomes to focusing on effort has affected my life positively in more ways than just running. After this I read the Beginning Runner's Handbook by the Sports Medicine Council of British Columbia. It's a research-proven program, and lays out a great follow up program - I'm on week two and loving it. If you're a beginning runner - or have even thought about running, this would be a great place to start.

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The Courage To Start: A Guide To Running for Your Life Overview

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."

Take your first step toward fitness and a happier, healthier life.

Has the idea of running crossed your mind, but you haven't acted on it because you don't think you have the body of a runner? Have you thought about running but quit before you started because you knew that you would be breathless at the end of your driveway? Well, put aside those fears because you can do it. John Bingham, author of the popular Runner's World column "The Penguin Chronicles," transformed himself from an overweight couch potato who smoked into a runner who has completed eleven marathons and hundreds of road races.

Forget about the image of a perfect body in skintight clothes, and don't worry about how fast or how far you go. Bingham shows how anyone can embrace running as a life-enhancing activity -- rather than as a competition you will never win. In an entertaining blend of his own success story and practical advice, Bingham provides reasonable guidelines for establishing a program of achievable goals; offers tips on clothing, running shoes, and other equipment; and explains how anyone can prepare for and run distances ranging from a few miles to marathons.

After all, in running and in life, the difference between success and failure sometimes comes down to a single step. Waddle on, friends.

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