“...I felt amazingly at home in the race, as though I had finally discovered what I’d really been born for. Discovering the marathon was like falling in love with running all over again. I had found my best and favorite place in the sport.”
I just finished reading, or rather skimming, Kara Goucher's new book and although it wasn't the greatest book for running advice I'd read, I really loved reading more about Kara as a runner and everything she has overcome. I had no idea she's had as many injuries as she has and she has still come out on top. The advice given is pretty basic so for a beginner, this book would be great. She has motivational quotes, "Dear Kara" questions, and snippets of info scattered throughout the book, which is why I skimmed the book rather than read it thoroughly cover to cover. I think reading about Kara was just the inspiration & motivation I needed to jump back on the marathon bandwagon.