December 06, 2011

A Hundred Reasons to Run 100km

Recently I did a book giveaway through Goodreads for A Hundred Reasons to Run 100km. Three of the five winners have read and reviewed it on the Goodreads site.

Here are some of their comments (read the entire reviews here):

 ... I started running in August, and have recently decided that I want to work towards running a marathon. Since graduating high school, where I ran cross country, I haven't run a race of any length, and even those were only 3 mile races.

Honestly, I am so far from 100km I was worried that the book would not pertain to me at all, but I was interested in what would motivate someone to go that distance. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this book has a lot of reasons that apply to why someone should get out and run a race, any race.

I also enjoyed the variety of stories in the book about other runners' stories as well as her own. Learning about people who started running later in life, or hearing about Dietz's husband's support for her runs was inspirational and helped me feel more normal for wanting to run, even though I haven't in years. I also learned a lot about races in general, including nutrition, what family members do during the race, what Iron man races involve, as well as many other things...

I do recommend this book, and as my 10km, half marathon and marathon approach, I plan on reading it again for the quotes and wisdom and the motivation that it does provide. If you are looking for a book to motivate you to run and to give quotes and anecdotes to do so, and can look past the format and the somewhat repetitive reasons, then this book is for you.

- Lisa (4 out of 5 stars)

...I must say I love the 'idea' of running and would like to be able to run at least a 1/2 marathon one day (I'm not getting any younger, so I"d better literally get moving!) so I'm hoping this will give me the needed motivation.

Just finished it and it was good. Great tips and even a runner's ultra checklist at the back of the book. I'm pretty sure I will never run a 100km but walking it in a few days or with a team sounds intriguing.

- Becky (3 out of 5 stars)

Great little motivator. I won this book on a good reads giveaway and since I finished I have started my journey to run a marathon. 100K is still a ways off but this book is a great inspiration to those who run or want to begin running.

- Jason Jones (5 out of 5 stars)

If you'd like a chance to win one of two free copies of From my Mother, a novel, please enter the Goodreads Book Giveaway until December 15 (US addresses only).

Goodreads Book Giveaway

From My Mother by Margreet Dietz

From My Mother

by Margreet Dietz

Giveaway ends December 15, 2011.

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