Saturday, September 17, 2011

Book Review: The Distance by David Mills


Product Description

Have you ever watched those crazy people on TV as they compete in a grueling full-distance triathlon? In the back of your mind, have you ever wondered, "Could I do that?" What if you actually set out to answer that question? Here's the story of David Mills, an Average Joe who isn't into wearing speedos or shaving his legs, who decided to find out that answer.

My Thoughts

I think the timing was just right for this book. I pre ordered this book a few weeks back after coming across the title on Twitter and Facebook. The book came in on Thursday and Friday night I sat down and read it in one sitting. This was the perfect book for me to read.

In one week I am attempting my first marathon. Yes, I know not the rigorous Ironman distance, but plenty long for me. Reading the journey of David and getting a sense of his insights really helped to calm my mind and gave me a renewed sense of confidence in myself that I can achieve my goal.

This book is different from others in that this is not a training plan about how much to run, how to gauge lactic acid, which energy gels to consume, etc. This is more about the journey and believing in yourself.

This book is going on my keeper shelf and will be one that I will read time and time again as I continue to push myself with new goals and races.

This is a must read even if you are not interested in the Ironman because it will help you to remember that you can obtain your goals and dreams as well as be a great parent, spouse, and worker. By far one of the best inspirational books I have read.
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