Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or an antelope -- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. -African proverb

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Running Reads

Happy May!  I can't believe it's May already -- and, the second week of May even This is the time that I usually embark on my 100-mile week.  However, due to a very sensitive Achilles, I am going to postpone my 100-mile adventure for a few months I think I'll enjoy it more if I can run pain-free So, needless to say, I have some extra time on my hands (and less on my feet -- ha ha!).  With the school year coming to an end, I plan to catch up on some reading.  As you can see by the stack of running magazines below, I have quite a bit of catching up to do!  These date back to October 2012.  I hope I haven't missed out on much since then! ;)

(This is what happens when you are working 2 jobs, training for an ultra, taking 2 classes, keeping up with a family & trying to maintain a household.)

I think I subscribe to every running magazine out there: Runner's World, Running Times, Women's Running, Trail Runner, Ultra Running.  Am I missing any???  I also read just about any kind of running book -- fiction, nonfiction, training books I am currently reading Running with the Kenyans and secretly (well, guess it's not a secret anymore) wishing that I really could run with the Kenyans And, since that's not enough I also read about running online I have a running research fetish.  I also follow a few blogs.  Here are a couple of my favs:


Speaking of running books, my family is actually featured -- well, maybe not featured, but mentioned and talked about -- in Caleb Daniloff's Running Ransom Road: Confronting the Past One Marathon at a Time.  We lived in Moscow the same time that Caleb did, and he shares some stories from that time in his bookIt was our Russian maid who baked the chocolate chip cookies that he writes about.  (These were a rarity in Moscow in the early 80s!) 

I admit that I might have a bit of a running obsession.  But, I actually do read about other things too In fact, I am next to host my book club, so that means I need to share a few different titles for the group to vote on Any suggestions?

What are some of your favorite books?


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