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

Runner Reads: “Run to Overcome” by Meb Keflezighi with Dick Patrick

Follow @vanessajunkin I drove to Burlington, Vermont, from Salisbury, Maryland, for the Vermont City Marathon by myself, which meant I had a long drive ahead of me when I left on a Friday morning. Within the past year, I’ve gotten really into audiobooks, which I often will listen to on longer solo car rides, which … More Runner Reads: “Run to Overcome” by Meb Keflezighi with Dick Patrick

Runner Reads: “What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen”

This book is about a suicide, and so this post will discuss suicide. If you are suicidal or are in need of help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.” I’ve seen this quote before, related to it, and … More Runner Reads: “What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen”

Runner Reads: “Sub 4:00: Alan Webb and the Quest for the Fastest Mile” (and the Summer Runner Book Club)

Follow @vanessajunkin If someone wrote a book about me, I would have to read it as soon as it was published. But that wasn’t the case for Alan Webb. He said he felt he needed to accomplish more before reading “Sub 4:00: Alan Webb and the Quest for the Fastest Mile.” I read Chris Lear’s … More Runner Reads: “Sub 4:00: Alan Webb and the Quest for the Fastest Mile” (and the Summer Runner Book Club)

Runner Reads: “My Life on the Run” by Bart Yasso

It’s a saying you sometimes hear when someone has a unique life with lots of interesting stories to tell: “You should write a book.” That’s what Bart Yasso did. I met the Runner’s World chief running officer last year at the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, but I didn’t know all he had accomplished until I read the book. One in particular … More Runner Reads: “My Life on the Run” by Bart Yasso

Runner Reads: “Four Seconds from Boston” by Vince Pavic

Follow @vanessajunkin It’s not often that I get to read a book by someone I know, so I was interested to read “Four Seconds From Boston” by Vince Pavic. I don’t know him too well, but he is a fellow member of the Eastern Shore Running Club and now lives in the same area I … More Runner Reads: “Four Seconds from Boston” by Vince Pavic