Happy Wednesday! I got up early today to get my 10 miles done before Noah's daily therapist appointment. Josh was great and got up with the kids and got them out the door for school so I could start early and I didn't have to wait until they were on the bus. I ran it at an easy 9:22 pace and felt good. I finished watching season one of "24". Gotta love some Jack Bauer.
Here I am all done with my 10 miles today. :) (Sorry, no make up on at all which is a little scary).
Ok time for another giveaway. My two favorite things to do for myself are running and reading, and when I can read about running, I am extra happy. I recently ordered two books with a gift certificate and the order was accidentally sent to me twice, and I was told not to worry about sending the extras back. So a couple of you will luck out with some great books to read that are related to running!
The first book I am going to give away is "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand (who also wrote Sea Biscuit).
There was a segment of this book in Runner's World Magazine a few months ago and when I read it I knew I wanted to read the book. The book did not disappoint AT ALL. It tells the true story of Louis Zamperini, from his childhood, to how he gets into running, to how he makes it into the Berlin Olympics, to how he becomes an airman in World War II and all that happens to him. He ends up in open ocean on a raft... thirsty, starving and being attacked by sharks, and then suffers and is challenged even more greatly when he becomes a prisoner of war under the Japanese.
I warn you that it is not an easy story to read. It literally hurt my heart and mind to read about his experiences. And yet if you ever want to feel inspired to never give up no matter how hard life gets, or if you ever want to be amazed by the human mind, body and spirit, this is a book to read. And I do believe that being a runner helped shape who Louis is and how he dealt with challenges and trials.
Louis Zamperini is an incredible man who has lived an incredible life, and still today remains an incredible athlete in his old age. To give you an idea of his personality, he once told Hillenbrand when she was first starting to write the book, "I'll be an easier subject than Seabiscuit because I can talk." :)
This book was a really great read... I hated putting it down when I had to be responsible and do something like feed the kids dinner. :)
If you would like to win a brand new, hard cover copy of "Unbroken" here is what to do -
One entry - Be a follower of this blog (click follow below on the right). Leave a comment and let me know you are a new follower or that you already follow.
Second entry - Post about this giveaway on your blog or on Facebook. This is a great giveaway for us girls and for the guys. Leave a comment and let me know you did.
Third entry - Leave a comment and share something that inspires you to run. It can be a person, a quote, a feeling you get, a song, an experience, whatever. Let's share some inspiration with each other. :)
I will use Random.org to choose a winner on Monday, March 14. Good luck and thanks for participating! :)