Motivation In The Form of Insanity
I really like to read a lot. I like to read non-fiction mostly. The majority of the books I read are related to business or learning some type of skill and improving my life. I rarely read fiction books, but I do read non-fiction stories to get some variety in. One of my favorites is Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of a Night Runner by Dean Karnazes. When I was reading this book, all I could think about was training and reading more. The motivational power of the story is incredible, as Dean documents the ridiculous dedication it takes to run races that most would think are impossible.
When is the last time you thought about running 100 miles? What about 50 miles? How ab0ut adding mountains and wilderness? Maybe, let’s do it in Death Valley where your shoes literally melt on the road. Anyways, the shit Dean and the other racers put themselves through is crazy.
He also has a new book (coming) out called 50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days. Yes, after he wrote the first book, he decided running a marathon in every state back to back for 50 days, was a good idea. This book also contains training tips from Dean. I will be ordering and reading this book, especially after I enjoyed the first edition so much.