Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes [Review]

Ultramarathon Man BookUltramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes follows a unique journey inside the mind of one of ultra-running’s most popular figures. Dean didn’t start out being a recognizable running figure…in fact…he began by running all night long along a desolate highway on the outskirts of San Francisco.

This book is a journey. A journey to re-connect to things that matter most in Dean’s life – family, friends and running. He has a successful health business but was missing that je ne sais quoi. One day he got fed up with his physical and mental state and took off out of town on foot.

[blockquote]Ultra-running is defined as any distance over 26.3 miles. Your typical marathon is 26.2 miles, so if you can survive for another tenth of mile you have entered ultra-running territory.[/blockquote]

Dean equates ultra-running to life.

It’s not a one and done event, but one that continues for many, many miles. It’s a journey of heroism. It’s a journey of discovery. It’s a journey of…loneliness and pain (at times). It’s a journey of triumph and celebration.

Why You Should Order Round Table Pizza!

Because they will deliver anywhere as long as you have cross-streets. He shares the story of the opening night as he is heading out of town and getting really hungry, he makes a quick phone call to Round Table Pizza and shares he will be a these cross-streets at such and such a time and his large pizza was waiting for him.

It may not be your conventional method for dining, but it’s a great story to share!

Ultramarathon Man will blow your mind in terms of what you think your body can handle. It will challenge you to tackle those big, hairy, audacious goals that you might be running from. You will see an average man, similar to you and I, who found himself in his running and started leading a life of significance and purpose.

Question: How could running, walking or even ultra-running help you lead a life of significance? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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