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: www.YouCanGoTheDistance.com
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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