Book Giveaway!

A while back, I won a pay it forward giveaway from Running with Whit, which actually originated from Jason @ Cook Train Eat Race for a couple of fabulous books. 

The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter's Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete

and

17 Hours to Glory: Extraordinary Stories from the Heart of Triathlon


I. loved.them.

The Long Run, not only motivated me as a runner, but had a huge impact on me relating to my job. Matt's details of working with his physical therapists reminded me of why I love my job as a rehab physical therapist. Rehabbing people like Matt make my job worthwhile. Check out my reflection on it HERE

I read most of 17 hours to Glory on my trip to Disney. It was so inspiring to read the stories behind the most celebrated race in Ironman. I loved reading about the history of triathlon, the stars behind the races, and the unbelievable stories of people who overcame the odds. Some of my favorite stories? Team Hoyt is my number one. The amazing strength and perseverance of a father to allow his son to do what he loves is so inspiring. Of course with my rehab profession, I also loved the Ironman stories of wheelchair athletes David Bailey, Carlos Moleda, & Marc Herremans,  and Amputee Sarah Reinertsen. 

Now its my turn to pass them on to one of you!

Just agree in one comment to the following:
1. Agree to pay it forward. Send it off to another blogger when you're done.  
2. Write something motivating in both of them and send them forward 
3. Email Jason @ Cook Train Eat Race when you post the giveaway so that he can follow where the book goes next.  
4. Once the book fills up with quotes they have to agree to mail it back to Jason.

Ill take entries until 3/26

14 comments:

Carly said...

Sure. What the heck. I'm always looking for books to read.

Kirstie said...

Great giveaway. I like the rules!

Count me in.

Lisa J said...

what a neat idea. I'm in!

JenniferLeah said...

I love this idea and I have been wanting to read both for some time! Now that I can actually read on the TM...

I agree to each of the following PIF conditions :)

1. Agree to pay it forward. Send it off to another blogger when you're done.
2. Write something motivating in both of them and send them forward
3. Email Jason @ Cook Train Eat Race when you post the giveaway so that he can follow where the book goes next.
4. Once the book fills up with quotes they have to agree to mail it back to Jason.

Penny said...

I loved your reflections. I use to work under a Rehab PT and I understand totally what you were saying. Count me in for the pay it forward. Great giveaway.

I know you are going to have a great week. STAY POSITIVE.

Suzy said...

I love reading and would love to read both of these at some point. I would definitely pass it on to another blogger when finished!

dmberg81 said...

I agree to the conditions. I coudl use some motivation, and it sounds like this would be great motivation for me!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I agree with all of the above!

Aimee said...

I agree! :)

Jess said...

I agree to all conditions. Such a great idea!!!

Amber @ Betty Meets Jane said...

I agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pick mee!

Allison said...

I totally agree 100% and I pray the Random.org God's are with me - I've wanted to win this giveaway each time it's been passed around!!!!!!

Diet Coke and a Lemon said...

I love receiving books with others quotes and thoughts inside. It's such an inspiring idea. I definitely agree!!

Lauren said...

I agree to these conditions! This is such a cool idea - I love sharing books with others when I'm done.

 
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