Here are some amazing books on running and motivation that I turn to when I want to get better or just need that little bit of extra motivation. Links to buy the books are included in case any strike your fancy.

Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

This book is the amazing story of a runner in search of a mysterious, almost mystical, tribe of natural runners will make you want to explore your own running ability and possibly consider an ultra. This book will captivate you from the very beginning until the very end.


A Race Like No Other 

If you are contemplating (or registered) for the New York City Marathon, “A Race Like No Other” is an absolute MUST! The book chronicles the 2007 New York City Marathon through the eyes of elite as well as recreational runners, recounting their stories while giving you an incredible feel for what race day is like. This book will motivate you to train and enjoy every moment of the marathon whether you are a veteran marathoner or tackling your first marathon course. Read this book before you get to marathon day.

The Non-Runner’s Marathon Guide For Women

This humorous and witty guide for the non-running woman is full of great tips for the marathon novice. If you are thinking of running your first marathon, but don’t consider yourself a runner yet, this book is for you.




 Finish Strong

This short book which will take you no longer than 45 minutes to read will provide inspiration to keep going when the going gets tough. The author’s simple message to Finish Strong no matter what life throws your way will motivate you to give that little bit of extra effort that is often the difference in everything in life. 


Life Without Limits

Read this book to get inspired to live your life to the fullest. Nick Vujicic was born without legs and arms, but still travels the world and even manages to surf in Hawaii. His positive message can only help motivate you to live your life without limits.

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