Runner Reads: “A Runner’s High” by Dean Karnazes

Disclaimer: I received this book for free through a BibRave partnership. I don’t read as many physical books as I’d like to anymore, primarily listening to audiobooks now, but I recently finished “A Runner’s High: My Life in Motion” by Dean Karnazes and really enjoyed it. I am one of the moderators of the BibRave … More Runner Reads: “A Runner’s High” by Dean Karnazes

Runner Reads: “A Beautiful Work in Progress” by Mirna Valerio

I finished listening to “A Beautiful Work in Progress,” by Mirna Valerio several months ago, but I’ve been meaning to write about it for a long time because I had not yet written about it but really enjoyed it. It only took me a few days to listen to it. I think I first learned … More Runner Reads: “A Beautiful Work in Progress” by Mirna Valerio

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: “Running with Sherman” by Christopher McDougall (and a Zoom book club)

Content warning: Mental health and suicide When I started reading “Running with Sherman,” I knew it would be about a donkey. There’s a donkey on the cover. But I enjoyed the other stories the book explored, too. I received “Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero” as a Secret Santa gift … More Runner Reads: “Running with Sherman” by Christopher McDougall (and a Zoom book club)

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