On Tuesday, I published a post listing some running movies I recommend. If you’re more of a reader, not to worry - I have suggestions for the running reader too (as long as you don’t attempt both at the same time - that’s what audiobooks are for!).
- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - The biography of Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, who joins the military during World War II and faces a fight for survival when his plane crashes in the south Pacific.
- Stronger by Jeff Bauman - Bauman was at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon when the infamous bombing took place. His memoir of both recovering from his severe injuries and helping law enforcement identify the bombers made the Amazon list of Best Books of 2014.
- Out There: A Story of Ultra Recovery by David Clark - At 300 pounds and addicted to drugs and alcohol, David Clark realized he would die if he didn’t change his lifestyle. This is his account of losing 150 pounds and becoming a sober athlete and coach.
- Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner by Dean Karnazes - Kazarnes explains his philosophies of mental toughness while telling amazing stories from his ultrarunning career (like eating an entire pizza while running).
- Finish Line Feeling by Liz Ferro - Liz Ferro’s inspiring memoir of a childhood of abuse and foster homes to becoming an accomplished runner who founded the national running program Girls With Sole.