Monday, July 4, 2011

Free Book Giveaway!!!!

So, as many of you know, I am moving. Part of this process is getting rid of stuff I don't need, which includes 2 books on marathon training for beginners. Which means free books for you.

The Books:
Don't click to look inside, I am "borrowing" the picture from Amazon.
The NonRunner's Marathon Guide for Women by Dawn Dais. This book is hilarious and is written by a young woman who is training to run a race for charity. She views herself as an unlikely runner and tells her tale while giving you training tips in a very comical way. The first book I read when I decided I was going to run a marathon. You'll love it.

The click to look inside arrow is point to the guy's shorts. Gross. 
Marathon and Half-Marathon The Beginners Guide complete 26 week training program by Marnie Caron and The Sports Medicine Council of British Columbia. This book is very informative and much more structured than the other book in the give away and has information on everything from  nutrition to information and also includes a very detailed training plan. Great for someone who has never ran or is really intimidated by running and wants solid information about how to be successful without feeling pressure to be a super fast runner.

I am a big believer in reading books and passing them on for other's to enjoy, so if you want either/both books leave a comment for me by Wednesday at midnight telling me why you want the book (I don't care if you make up an elaborate lie, just tell me something). I bought the books myself so there is no sponsorship or anything involved. No one is paying me to get rid of them, I am only motivated by the need to minimize the amount of junk I am hauling into storage until a job comes around, which means liquidating nearly all 400+ books in my collection. I'll figure out some way to choose a "winner" if more than one person wants one. The odds are in your favor since only 18 people read this blog. Heck, if you know someone who you think might want them, enter for them. Since it is a give away, I'll even ship the books to you if you or the person you want to have them are in the US. Sweet deal, no?


  1. Sure, i want either or both books! I already long since exhausted what running books my local library has and am too cheap to buy my own. In fact, I got to page 66 of Dean Karnazes latest book the last time I was at Barnes & Noble and hope I get to finish it the next time I'm back there. I'm your reader! (Though to be honest, running an actual marathon distance isn't in my plans...ever. Maybe a half someday...So feel free to keep that in mind if a true marathoner wants one!)

  2. "I run because I can.
    When I get tired, I remember those who can't run, what they'd give to have this simple gift I take for granted, and I run harder for them. I know they would do the same for me."

    I’m not sure who said this quote but it’s essentially why I run. I’ve been known to lose motivation, always looking for it somewhere new. This quote keeps me going; it keeps my feet moving. However slow I may be (sometimes I swear I walk faster than I run) I know that there are people out there who would give anything to be able to do this. Well, I can. Not fast, not well, and I probably don’t look good doing it but I give it my best shot each time.

    It’s been about 8 months since I attempted my first run. I remember when 30 seconds was the longest 30 seconds I could imagine. I’m proud to say that I’ve made it to one mile and I know I can do it each time. What I need now, though, is a little help in getting past that one mile. I hope to do a half marathon someday (no real intention for a full marathon) but, first, I’d like to complete a 5k running the entire time. I only need a little assistance and some words of wisdom...
    -Boston Steph