You CAN Go The Distance!

I’ve been very busy and very excited for the last two months!

Back on November 12th, 2013, my book You CAN Go The Distance! Marathon Training Guide: Advice, Plans & Motivation for All Runners was published!

You would think that I would have written about it much sooner and you’d be right! I don’t have any good excuses for not doing it earlier, but I do have a few (they just aren’t good ones!)

I’m very proud of this book for many reasons. First, I’m proud of the content. I was very hesitant to write a book about marathon training because there are a lot of books on the subject and most of them are excellent! So the competition is tough in the Running & Jogging category! I’m not afraid of competition, however, so I didn’t let that stop me!

Now, after 7 weeks on Amazon’s Best Sellers list, I’m very glad I didn’t let the competition scare me away!

Another reason I’m very proud of the book, and proud of myself for writing and publishing it, is because, in doing so, I did exactly what the book preaches! I overcame my fears and self-doubts and took the steps necessary to reach my goal!

In the book, I write about how many people never achieve their dreams because of fear and self-doubt. They look at a distance like 26.2 miles and say “I could never run that far!” so they never even try! Many would-be writers have great ideas and may even commit them to paper, but the fear of criticism keeps them from ever sharing their work with the world. I wasn’t going to let that happen to me!

I had no idea how well the book would be received and I was afraid that runners with more experience and qualifications than me would skim the book and scoff at it. I was a afraid of my book would not be taken seriously. Nevertheless, I took a deep breath and decided to press on. If negative comments came pouring in, I decided that I would turn that into a learning experience.

Needless to say, I’ve been thrilled to see the comments coming in through Twitter and Facebook and, at the time of this writing, the book has received 12 5-star reviews from readers on Amazon.

I’m not going to write much about the book here because it’s all explained on the book’s website:

If you are a runner or would like to some day be a runner, I’d be honored for you to browse over to that website and check it out!

Meanwhile… I’ve already started writing 2 more books! More on those as they progress!

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