Wednesday, May 1, 2013

LTE Book Club: May Selection

I hope you enjoyed our first LTE Book Club selection A Life Without Limits by Chrissie Wellington.  I haven't yet provided my wrap-up summary and I sincerely apologize, but will do that soon!

I didn't want to delay, however, in sending out May's Book Club selection.  There are so many that I have on my list, but I've picked this one for spring because if anything represents the springtime notion of "rebirth," it's this book:  The Long Run by Matt Long.

This book has been out for almost three years now, so some of you may have read it.  I'll confess, I have; but, this truly is one of those books that you should read again.  I highlighted the hell out of my copy!

If you're not familiar with Matt Long's story, here it is in a nutshell:  NYC firefighter, Ironman, Boston Marathon qualifier, and one of many siblings in a large Catholic family.   During the NYC taxi strike a few years ago, Long was riding his bike to work when he, quite literally, was run over by a bus that had been hired by a company to take its employees to and from work.  The extent of his injuries was horrific and he details them quite graphically in the book.  So this is the story of his struggles and his rebirth to not only walk again, but to compete in Ironman.

This story, more than many I've read, epitomizes the heart and soul of an endurance athlete...

I'll get my final thoughts on Wellington's book up this weekend.  In the meantime, get crackin' on this new book.  I hope you love it as much as I did...I'll be reading it again along with you.  The book is about 266 pages, so like last month, that's a little less than 9 pages a day!

Happy reading....

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