I am a fan of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series since high school. I was able to collect five of them from BookSale but they were all soaked and wet during Ondoy together with 2 boxes full of books. I’m beefing up my book collection again which I now store at the second floor.
I saw a fellow runner having a photo of a new Chicken Soup for the Soul book in her FB Page. It’s Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners: 101 Inspirational Stories of Energy, Endurance, and Endorphins with Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes.
I haven’t read the entire book yet but I was able to read a few already. As expected, the book is full of inspiring stories that runners will surely can relate too. What I like about the book is how it was divided. There’s a chapter on Starting Out, Camaraderie, Comebacks, Family Ties and an entire chapter for Triathlons. After you read the entire book, you can easily go into a chapter where it can motivate you to run.
Many of the articles are from freelance contributors. Many of the are runners, ultramarathoners and triathletes themselves. So their story can be easily your story too. And here are some names of the contributor I am familiar with already. Matt Fitzgerald is an author of several running books and an editor of Triathlete Magazine. Josh Cox is a member of the US National Team. Scott Rigsby is the first double-amputee to finish Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon. And of course, ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes who wrote the preface and an article about running with her daughter.
Reading a few pages feels like reading the post of fellow bloggers. If you like following the blogs, or you like to be inspired, you’d definitely like this book. As a runner, you would laugh while reading them or even get teary-eyed. It’s expected with ever you read a Chicken Soup for the Soul Book.
I’m happy to add this to my collection of running books.
You can buy Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners in the Philippines at National Bookstore. I got my copy at National Bookstore Market Market! for 595 Php.
Check out other books by Dean Karnazes at Amazon.com
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