Kara Goucher’s Running for Women
This book was so inspiring. Even though I don’t run marathons, there was a TON of advice for training for halfs or even 5K’s. I always love hearing how people got started in running and her story didn’t disappoint me.
She talks of her struggles with injury and it’s inspiring to know how HARD she works for what she does. It isn’t easy, but because she loves running so much, she works for what she has.
She has an awesome support system, as well. I really cannot say enough about this book. It is a breath of fresh air when maybe you are having some struggles with running.
She even said something that has really stuck with me personally. She talks about how people will comment to runners about how hard it is on your knees and joints.
” The fact is, running is good for your bones and joints- including your knees! Research has shown that among other things, regular movement such as running speeds the rate at which your body naturally replaces cartilidge, which makes it stronger.”
I got the idea from someone’s blog ( if you know the answer, please let me know and I will credit them!) to send a book that you read and loved to someone who would love to read it and then when they are done with it, they send it to someone who would love to read it, and you create this circle.
I thought it was a fantastic idea, so that’s what I am doing. I bought the book and have sent it to Lindsey to read and she will send it to someone. All I ask is that, you write your blog name and your blog address in the inside cover. That way, we will know who has read it!