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2/10/13 6:42 A

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I have not read any running books but I would like to, thanks for the topic. It does
not seem that easy to find them, I can find running "instruction/guide books" but really any personal stories. One book that I want to get and read is called Because I Can. The woman had a serious car accident and had a very badly damaged leg, it is her come back story. She is in some of our local races and was suppose to do the NYC Marathon this year. She is an amazing woman.

Linda, I read a lot of AT Thru Hiker's journals and I love them also. What an inspiration, I have a couple of friends that have done it and I would love to also.

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2/3/13 1:08 P

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Thanks!

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I went back and looked and the nun is Sister Madonna Buder. She is truly amazing. I keep books on my Android and whenever I'm stuck standing in line or waiting for someone out somewhere I pull out my phone and read some. It's the best time I get for reading. My other favorite books right now, besides running stories, are by people who have hiked the Appalachian Trail, all 2100 miles of it.

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12/7/12 12:49 P

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Yes, Linda, I have seen stories about the nun... great book idea for sure.

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One of my favorites is Grace to Race. I can't think of the woman's name right now, but she's a nun in her 80's that does triathalons. Such an amazing woman!

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Recently read "Running for My Life" One Lost Boy's Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games. Very well written and extremely motivating book!

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Runner's world had a list of suggested reading material, of which I think would be great gifts for readers and runners. The 4 they listed were:

1. Tread Lightly
2. The Little Read Book of Running
3. Superbodies
4. Cardio or Weights

Here is the link to the article:
www.runnersworld.com/advice/sweat-sc
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My additions:

5. A kind of Grace
6. Run to Overcome

Feel free to share your comments especially if you read any of these or have other suggested reads!

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