Runner Reads: Alexi Pappas dives into mental health and more in “Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas.”

Before Alexi Pappas’ book, “Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas,” was released, I watched a New York Times opinion video featuring Pappas. In the video, she asks, “What if we looked at mental health the same way we do physical health?” Since I have struggled with a mental health issue, I think … More Runner Reads: Alexi Pappas dives into mental health and more in “Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas.”

Runner Reads: Katie Arnold’s “Running Home: A Memoir” a look into grief and mental health

The more I read, scroll through Instagram and watch TikTok videos, the more I see I’m not alone when it comes to mental illness. I’ve been doing well for a while, but there’s something validating about realizing just how common it is. I recently listened to Katie Arnold’s book, “Running Home: A Memoir,” in which … More Runner Reads: Katie Arnold’s “Running Home: A Memoir” a look into grief and mental health

Runner Reads: “Running the Dream” by Matt Fitzgerald offers a look into what it’s like to train as an elite

Most of us recreational runners never get the chance to train like a pro. Matt Fitzgerald got that opportunity, and he wrote about it in “Running the Dream: One Summer Living, Training, and Racing with a Team of World-Class Runners Half My Age.” This was our latest BibRave Pro Book Club book, and I listened … More Runner Reads: “Running the Dream” by Matt Fitzgerald offers a look into what it’s like to train as an elite

Runner Reads: “Let Your Mind Run” by Deena Kastor and Michelle Hamilton

When I was trying for fast mile times earlier this summer, I thought of what I’d read in Deena Kastor’s book, “Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory,” written with Michelle Hamilton. I tried to think positively on my way to a fast (for me) time. Kastor, who set American … More Runner Reads: “Let Your Mind Run” by Deena Kastor and Michelle Hamilton

Runner Reads: If you’re looking for an honest dive into mental illness, read “Full Circle” by Andrea Barber

I listened to Andrea Barber’s book, “Full Circle: From Hollywood to Real Life and Back Again,” back in January, and I enjoyed it so much I really wanted to share it with my blog readers, even though it isn’t the typical running book. It isn’t a book about running, but it was written by a … More Runner Reads: If you’re looking for an honest dive into mental illness, read “Full Circle” by Andrea Barber

Runner Reads: “26 Marathons” by Meb Keflezighi with Scott Douglas

I know I just wrote a Runner Reads post, but here’s another one for you! There are only so many hours left in 2019, and I have some end-of-year/new year-related posts to write. Next up after “North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail” by Scott Jurek with Jenny Jurek, was “26 Marathons: What … More Runner Reads: “26 Marathons” by Meb Keflezighi with Scott Douglas

Runner Reads: “North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail” by Scott Jurek with Jenny Jurek

I started the book “North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail” knowing what would happen at the end. But what led up to that on Scott Jurek’s trek to break the Fastest Known Time record for the Appalachian Trail was interesting to read about. I got this book as a Secret Santa gift … More Runner Reads: “North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail” by Scott Jurek with Jenny Jurek

Runner Reads: “The Incomplete Book of Running” by Peter Sagal

As a big fan of “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me,” I was excited when I heard Peter Sagal, the host of the show, was coming out with a running-related book. That’s two things I love rolled into one! I actually finished Sagal’s book, “The Incomplete Book of Running,” last year, but I’m just now getting … More Runner Reads: “The Incomplete Book of Running” by Peter Sagal

Runner Reads: “My Year of Running Dangerously: A Dad, A Daughter, and A Ridiculous Plan”

Follow @vanessajunkin Having worked as a reporter and as a current freelance writer, I’ve always enjoyed books written by fellow reporters. This was one of the things that drew me to Tom Foreman’s “My Year of Running Dangerously: A Dad, A Daughter and A Ridiculous Plan.” I’d been eyeing the book for a while, put … More Runner Reads: “My Year of Running Dangerously: A Dad, A Daughter, and A Ridiculous Plan”

Runner Reads: “How Bad Do You Want It?” by Matt Fitzgerald

Follow @vanessajunkin Runners: Raise your hand if you’ve been in a race and you’ve felt your mind tell you you’re going too fast, or too slow, or you get that feeling that you can’t do it. Are most of your hands up? I know mine would be. I think a lot — too much, I … More Runner Reads: “How Bad Do You Want It?” by Matt Fitzgerald